SKN PULSE, Basseterre, Saint Kitts – As the minutes fade, eager fans await the start of the first of three test matches between England and the West Indies. Action is set to kick off tomorrow Monday 13th April 2015 at 10:00 am at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. The keen matchup would see both teams looking for a way to redeem themselves so fans should witness an exciting encounter.
After numerous media articles surfaced about the dismal performance of the Saint Kitts and Nevis Invitational XI and the lack of preparation it caused for England due to easy opposition, fellow regional players that make up the West Indies Team should have the impetus to come out victorious. On the contrary, the English Team is seeking bragging rights after their poor showing in the ICC Cricket World Cup that was recently held.
With that said, both teams are in the rebuilding process. West Indies has secured the services of former player and coach Phil Simmons while England is in search of consistency and a cricket director. While this may hold true, cricket is a game of glorious uncertainty and with the likes of Jimmy Anderson, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott, Marlon Samuels, Darren Bravo, Jerome Taylor, Denesh Ramdin and Shivnarine Chanderpaul in the midst anything is possible.
The West Indies squad going into the game is as follows: D. Ramdin (c), K. Brathwaite (vc), S. Benn, D. Bravo, S. Chanderpaul, J. Holder, S.Hope, K. Roach, M. Samuels, D. Smith and J. Taylor. Bearing in mind the West Indies theme song rally around the West Indies the Antigua Labour Party Led Government introduced an initiative where they have subsidized ticket cost to encourage fans to turn out for the game inorder to support the West Indies Team.