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Upcoming cricket season and England’s performance against West Indies

England put in a convincing performance, with Alex Hales and Joe Root standing out as key contributors. The last day was the golden day, with a win of 186 runs.

EDGBASTON, ENGLAND - June 15 2013: India's Shikhar Dhawan batting during the ICC Champions Trophy cricket match between India and Pakistan at Edgbaston Cricket Ground.

This is the first time England made a clean sweep of a one-day series in the West Indies. Another at home against Ireland is expected to follow in early May.

Alex Hales and Joe Root’s batting skills were particularly impressive ‘building a platform that allowed the bowlers to dominate on a two-paced pitch’.

Despite winning the toss over all 3 matches, the West Indies could not bowl to a standard that could exploit the conditions, namely a dodgy pitch. Their failure to execute the basics of the game enables Hales and Root to share a stand of 192 from 187 balls.

The domestic season is already well underway, starting 7th April and finishing 28th September. Matches are shown on Sky Sports.

 

Changes to the format

The County Championship will feature 8 teams in Division 1 and 10 in Division 2, instead of the previous 9-9 split.

 

2017 will also see the County Championship feature a full round of day-night matches for the first time. The 9 day-night Championship fixtures will allow England players the opportunity of preparing for the first day-night Test in their home country, against West Indies at Edgbaston starting 17th August.

 

Other events include the One-Day Cup, starting 27th April. T20 Blast will be beginning 7th July.

 

The teams involved in English domestic cricket:

Division 1

  • Essex
  • Hampshire
  • Lancashire
  • Middlesex
  • Somerset
  • Surrey
  • Wawrickshire

 

Division 2

  • Derbyshire
  • Glamorgan
  • Glousctershire
  • Kent
  • Leicstershire
  • Northamptonshire
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Sussex
  • Worcestershire
  • Durham

 

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