England cricket governing body has decided to visit the West Indies to contest a bilateral series of 3 test matches in the month of Jan-Mar 2022. This bilateral series’s matches will be part of the 2021–2023 ICC World Test Championship and this test series is named Richards–Botham Trophy based on the West Indies cricket legend Sir Vivian Richards and England’s Ian Botham. The test series will begin with the first test at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua from 8 March to 12 March 2022. Then both the teams will move to Kensington Oval, Barbados for the second test on 16-20 Mar 2022, third test will be played at National Cricket Stadium, Grenada on 24–28 March 2022.
Currently, Kraigg Brathwaite is the captain of the West Indies test squad while Joe Root will lead the English Team. He is a right-handed batsman and has the capability to bowl occasionally, Root is the number 1 batsman in ICC Test player ranking. As of Oct 2021, Joe Root has participated in 109 test matches for England and added 9,278, he is one of the leading scorers in England.
Both the teams faced each other in 160 international test matches out of which England won 51 matches and West Indies achieved victory in 58 matches. There are 51 matches that have been drawn between them and no match is tied. West Indies winning percentage is a little bit better than the England team.
England is standing at the number 4 position in ICC Test team ranking, on the other hand, West Indies holds the number 7 position. As of October 2021, West Indies has taken part in 558 matches and got the victory in 178 matches, they have lost 202 matches, and 177 matches have been drawn. The first test between both teams was fought in 1928. On the other hand, England has contested 1040 test matches and got the victory in 378 matches, they lost 311 matches and played 351 matches. England holds the record of playing the highest test matches in the history of test cricket.