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ENG vs WI 1st Test | Playing 11 Prediction, Cricket Tips, Preview, Live Streaming

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On July 10, England will take on West Indies for the first Test of the three-match series at Lord's on Wednesday. The match is an emotional one for the England fans as veteran James Anderson will play his last game for the Three Lions. 

Anderson, who made his debut in 2002, will bid adieu to the game after 22 years. Meanwhile, West Indies's skipper Kraigg Brathwaite & rest of the squad would look to ruin Anderson's farewell. 

This article will shed light on the pitch report, preview, playing XI, and streaming details of the upcoming match. 

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In the WTC 2023-25 cycle, England are placed last on the table with just three wins in ten matches. In the upcoming game, the Three Lions would continue with a bazball approach. 

The Ben Stokes-led side have already released the playing XI for the first match. Jamie Smith and Gut Atkinson have been handed their red-ball debut. Meanwhile, Anderson is in the playing XI for his last Test along with Spinner Shoaib Bashir.

West Indies

Talking about the side from the Caribbean, they are sixth on the WTC table with 1 win in four games. The Kraig Brathwaite side are high on confidence as they beat Australia in Australia in their last game. 

It was a historic win for West Indies when they beat Australia in the 2nd Test match at Gabba to level the two-match series 1-1. 

The squad named for the upcoming series against England is mostly the same as the one that played against Australia. 

ENG vs WI 1st Test: Match Details & Live Streaming 

Date & TimeJuly 10, 3:30 pm IST
VenueLord's Stadium
Streaming DetailsSony Sports Network & Sony LIV, Fan Code

ENG vs WI 1st Test: Lord's Pitch Report

The surface at the Lord's will be a paradise for the fast bowlers, as cloudy conditions will favour the pacers. There will be swing and bowlers like James Anderson would be lethal on such swinging conditions. 

ENG vs WI 1st Test: Probable XIs

England: The Three Lions have already released their playing XI.

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

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

ENG vs WI 1st Test: Fantoss Fantasy Tips

Wicket-keeperJoshua Da Silva
BattersHarry Brook, Joe Root, Kraigg Brathwaite, Zak Crawley
All-roundersBen Stokes, Jason Holder, Chris Woakes
BowlersJames Anderson, Shamar Joseph, Alzarri Joseph
CaptainBen Stokes
Vice-CaptainChris Woakes

ENG vs WI 1st Test: Winners Prediction

England are the clear favourites to win the game as they are the home side. West Indies' batters will have a tough time to adjust to the conditions, while players like Joe Root and Harry Brook would love the pace that the Caribbean bowlers would throw at them.