The cricket world is abuzz with anticipation as England and West Indies prepare to commence their three-match Test series at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground today. This opening Test not only promises thrilling cricket action but also carries special significance as it marks the final appearance of James Anderson, one of the sport’s legendary fast bowlers.

The contest between England and West Indies holds considerable importance beyond Anderson’s farewell. Both teams are eager to kick off the series on a winning note, setting the stage for what promises to be an exhilarating battle between bat and ball.

ENG vs WI: Head to Head Record in Tests:

Matches played: 163 | England won: 51 | West Indies won: 59

Test Stats and Records at Lord’s Cricket Ground:

  • Matches played: 145
  • Matches won batting first: 52
  • Matches won bowling first: 42
  • Average 1st innings scores: 310
  • Average 2nd innings scores: 299
  • Average 3rd innings scores: 257
  • Average 4th innings scores: 156
  • Highest total recorded: 729/6 (232 Ov) by Australia vs England
  • Lowest total recorded: 38/10 (15.4 Ov) by Ireland vs England

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ENG vs WI: Lord’s Cricket Ground Pitch Report:

The pitch at Lord’s Cricket Ground typically offers an outstanding batting surface, ensuring a gratifying experience for batters, supported by the fast outfield that amplifies their advantage. Nevertheless, fast bowlers need not be disheartened, as the new ball is anticipated to provide early swing and consistent bounce. Lord’s offers a well-rounded platform catering to both batters and bowlers, ensuring an exciting contest that will captivate spectators throughout.

ENG vs WI: London Weather Forecast:

The weather forecast for all five days shows consistent cloudy conditions with average temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius. However, there is a chance of rain on the second and third days (July 11 and 12), which could potentially disrupt the game.

ENG vs WI: 1st Test, Playing XI

England: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (c), Jamie Smith (wk), Chris Woakes, Shoaib Bashir, Gus Atkinson, James Anderson

West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Mikyle Louis, Kirk McKenzie, Alick Athanaze, Kavem Hodge, Jason Holder, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Kevin Sinclair, Alzarri Joseph, Shamar Joseph, Jayden Seales

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