The rivalry between West Indies and England first came about when the former group reached England’s shores for their first Test series at Lord’s, about ninety years ago.
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At the time, Percy Chapman led his men to a 3-0 victory over the West Indians. The gap of expertise between the two teams was significant as England mopped the floor with West Indies during this first series.
However, during the next series that took place in the Caribbean, the world witnessed a remarkable improvement in the way the West Indies played, with a 1-1 draw against the Englishmen.
Of course, England didn’t just sit back and take it, repeatedly attempting to outplay the Windies, with little success at times. This made matches between the two teams intense and highly anticipated.
Sometimes, you can’t classify a rivalry as such if one team consistently clean-sweeps the other. It would mean that one is excellent, and the other is bad. However, this is not the case with West Indies vs England cricket. These two teams have stood toe to toe with match results over the years, both proving to be worthy opponents for the other.
In the table below, we’ll look at some of the West Indies vs England stats from the time of the Windies first Test series.
|Period||Series||Tests||ENG won||WI won|
|1928 - 49||6||21||8||5|
|1950 - 74||10||45||13||14|
The Test match in Kingston, 1929, became a historical event, as the English team boasted an average age of 37 years and 188 days, being the highest ever in a game. Wilfred Rhodes was the oldest to have played in a Test, being 57 and 165 days when he was scheduled to play his final Test match.
After 22 years and 11 Tests, West Indies managed a victory against England on English soil at Lord’s in 1950. The spin duo Sony Ramadhin and Alf Valentine were responsible for the win as they shared 18 wickets, in what was only their second appearance in the Test series. The pair got 59 wickets during the four-match series as the West Indies won their maiden series by prevailing with a 3-1 margin.
At Lord’s in 2000, it was England vs West Indies for the 100th time. A fantastic feat happened where they played four innings on the same day. England was bowled out inside 49 wickets, and the West Indies’ final wicket fell on the first ball of the day. The next day, however, England won the game by two wickets with Dominic Cork leading the attack, pulling off 33 runs, in addition to his seven wickets.
At Leeds in 2017, in the hopes to gain 322 in less than a day, Shai Hope led the West Indies to their best overseas win in 100 years, in a WI vs ENG match. He became the first cricketer to score one hundred in every inning during a first-class match at Yorkshire Cricketer Club. And this after they lost 19 wickets in a day’s play in Edgbaston.
Nicknamed the Windies, the West Indies cricket team consists mostly of players from about fifteen nations within the Caribbean, which itself forms part of many different countries and territories.
The Cricket West Indies team was initiated during the 1890s when they chose their first representatives to play against English visitors. In 1928, they played their first official international match, which was the Test series, and became the fourth Test nation.
The official International Cricket Council ranked the West Indies cricket team 8th in the world in Tests, 9th in Twenty20 Internationals, and 9th in One Day Internationals as of March 2020. Back when it was the Prudential Cup in 1975 and 1979, the Windies also won the ICC Cricket World Cup.
During the late 1970s to the early 1990s, the Windies were the most dominant team in the world, in Test series and ODIs.
The West Indies cricket team have managed to produce some of the best players in the cricketing world like Lance Gibbs, Brian Lara, Sir Garfield Sober, Chris Gayle, Clive Lloyd, Sir Andy Roberts, Alvin Kalicharan, Rohan Kanhai, Sir Clyde Walcott, Malcolm Marshall, George Headley, Sir Frank Worrell, Sir Everton Weekes, Sir Curtly Ambrose, Michael Holding, Joel Garner, Courtney Walsh, Sir Wes Hall and Sir Viv Richards.
All these players have been inaugurated into the ICC Hall of Fame.
Being one of the first teams to play a Test match and gain Test status, the England cricket team represents both England and Wales in international cricket. Since 1903, it was first governed by the Marylebone Cricket Club, but since 1997 the England and Wales Cricket Board governs it.
Along with West Indies and South Africa, the ENG cricket team assembled the Imperial Cricket Conference, now known as the International Cricket Council. The England and Australian teams were the first to play a Test match in 1877, and both teams played their first ODIs in 1971.
England has played 1028 Test matches, with 374 victories and 305 losses, as of August 2020. England has won The Ashes urn, one of the most acclaimed trophies in the sports world, thirty-two times. They have played 751 ODIs, winning 378 of them, and also made it to 4 of the Cricket World Cup finals.
The first case of there being anything closely related to an English cricket team was in 1739, when eleven gentlemen from all over England, excluding Kent, formed a group to challenge the ‘Unconquerable County’ of Kent.
Unfortunately, they lost by a small margin. Then in 1846, William Clarke assembled an All-England Eleven, where they competed against a United All-England Eleven, which might’ve been considered as the most important match in the English season.
The ENG cricket team currently consist of a group of players hailing from South Africa, Zimbabwe, India, Scotland and more, placed into different groups for Twenty20, ODIs and Test series.
Their Hall of Fame players includes Sydney Barnes, Ken Barrington, Alec Bedser, Ian Botham, W.G. Grace, Tom Graveny, Alan Knott, Jim Laker, Harold Larwood, George Lohmann, Peter May, Wilfred Rhodes, Brian Statham, Herbert Sutcliffe, Fred Trueman, Derek Underwood, and Frank Woolley.
Peter May, Wilfred Rhodes, Brian Statham, Herbert Sutcliffe, Fred Trueman, Derek Underwood, and Frank Woolley.
Due to many sporting events being cancelled or otherwise postponed, we’ve got to wait a bit longer to catch up on cricket 2020 and West Indies vs England.
The first Test match of West Indies vs England 2020 was scheduled for 8-12 July at Ageas Bowl, Southampton with Ben Stokes and Jason Holder at the helms of the two teams.
For this first Test match, the West Indies beat England by four wickets, with their first innings being 318 all out with 102 overs and England’s first winnings being 204 all out with 67.3 overs.
The West Indies players who led them to this victory included Kieron Pollard, Fabian Allen, Sunil Ambris, Jermaine Blackwood and Nkrumah Bonner.
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