England to host India for 5 Tests, 3 ODIs & T20Is in 2018

Rosalie Stanley
September 7, 2017

Ironically, this was the last Test series which the WI lost until the 1995 contest, at home, against Australia. And just before that, Colin Croft decided he was going to take a piece out of Fred Goodall's shoulder and ran into the umpire during a test match.

That West Indies team were one of the greatest ever assembled with a blistering attack of Courtney Walsh, Curtley Ambrose and Malcolm Marshall allied to the batting of Viv Richards, Gordan Greenidge and Desmond Haynes. Michael Holding decided he was no longer a cricketer, he was a footballer and he kicked a stump.

ENGLAND will start a Test match on a Saturday next summer for the first time in 63 years.

A limited number of tickets are still available for the one-day worldwide between England and the West Indies at the Brightside Ground on Sunday, September 24.

"Credit to the West Indies, they played very well last week, but we're a strong side and we've shown over the course of this summer and in the past that we've been able to come back from hard weeks and this is another opportunity for us to do just that", Root said.

"I grew up at a time when West Indies dominated the world".

He said: "I'm immensely proud of the boys.to come out and produce what they did was an unbelievable turnaround".

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'And if we can dismiss Cook and Root early, and put pressure on those inexperienced guys to get runs, it would put us in a very good position as well.

Hope came into the series against England averaging just 19.57.

"Now we've reached Lord's - the home of cricket - and everyone is excited and talking about what could be a great end to the series".

MCC President Matthew Fleming said, "We are anticipating another very special occasion at Lord's and I am delighted that the stands look set to be full for the culmination of this fascinating Test series".

He's been a consistent performer in Test cricket for England. "But that didn't happen".

England pacer James Anderson was expected to bag his 500th Test wicket but went wicketless in the second innings to remain three short of becoming the sixth bowler to reach that mark. Quoting a text message he had received from Sachin Tendulkar, Lara referred to it as "a success the entire world needed".

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