West Indies is all set to resume its international cricket with a Test series against England starting from July 8. They reached the United Kingdom last week and are quarantined and training in Manchester in a bio-secure environment. While the players were tested before departing for the tour and will be again tested during the isolation period.
Recently, the cricketers began training in the nets for the series and were seen in a new kit to leave the fans surprised. The Caribbean team last played international cricket in March in Sri Lanka where they played 3 ODIs and a couple of T20 Internationals. Rather they will be playing Tests after a long time having last featured in the format in December last year in a one-off Test against Afghanistan.
Coming back to the new training kit, Cricket West Indies (CWI) launched it only recently letting the fans know about it on its official Twitter handle. The training kit has the sponsor’s name written on the front, back and sleeves while the shirt colour comprises of a mixture of Indigo and Carmine. It looks attractive and the change is refreshing as far as the kit is concerned.
The West Indies begin the week with a full net session and a new look!👀
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) June 15, 2020
The CWI has also introduced their own maroon-coloured sponsored masks and the picture of the same was recently posted on their Twitter handle.
The @windiescricket-branded face-masks actually look pretty cool.
— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) June 15, 2020
West Indies keen to do well on the tour
Amidst all the uncertainty in the surrounding due to Coronavirus outbreak, West Indies players are looking forward to the tour and are keen to win the series. The pacer Kemar Roach who is only seven wickets away from completing 200 scalps is confident that the team will repeat its home series performance against England in 2019.
“The 2019 series was great. We played really well especially that match in Barbados … that was one of the highlights especially in front of many of my fans and family. I rate that as Number 1 in my career when it comes to (performances in a) series. We played great cricket but we have moved on … we were high on then but we’ve moved on to this series which is ahead of us,” he said in the press conference.
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