The cricket governing body of the West Indies is all set to welcome the English team in order to play 3 ODI bilateral series between both nations in the coming month of December 2023. In May 2023, Cricket West Indies publicly announced the complete date, timetable, and venues for the upcoming West Indies vs England ODI series 2023. The ODI series between West Indies will commence on 3rd Dec and will come to an end on 9 Dec 2023.
The WI vs Eng ODI series 2023 will take off with the first ODI on 3 December 2023 at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, then both nations will see each other on 6 December 2023 for the 2nd ODI on the same ground. Afterward, both nations will head over to Kensington Oval, Bridgetown for playing the 3rd ODI on 9 December 2023.
Most Probably, Shai Hope will take charge of the captaincy for the West Indies under the coaching of Andre Coley whereas Jos Buttler will handle the responsibility of the England team under the guidance of Matthew Mott as a head coach. In the ICC ranking, Australia is sitting at the 4th position whereas West Indies is standing at the 9th position.
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, located at North Sound, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda has the capacity of 10,000 people to take in. The ground hosted the last ODI match between West Indies and England on 14 March 2021. On the other hand, Kensington Oval, situated in Bridgetown, St. Michael, Barbados has the capacity of taking 28,000 people in. The last ODI was played between West Indies and Australia on 26 July 2021 on this ground.
In the year 2019, England visited West Indies to play 5 ODI series but the series was drawn without any outcome. The last time West Indies won any series against England was in 1997-98 when England was beaten by West Indies by 4-1 in 5 ODI bilateral series. Since then, West Indies could not achieve a victory in any bilateral series against an English team.
In terms of head-to-head in ODI, England, and West Indies have faced each other on 102 occasions where England got the victory in 52 matches and Windies achieved victory in 44 matches with 6 matches ending without any outcome. Overall, West Indies has appeared in 854 matches out of which they successfully defeated the opponents in 411 matches and lost 403 matches with 30 matches ending without any results. On the other hand, England has played 779 matches in which they won 392 and faced defeat in 348 matches with 30 matches ending without any results.
England's tour of the West Indies is going to significantly improve the economies of the hosting nation and provide their supporters the opportunity to witness many of their most beloved crickets compete against each other. The visit will additionally assist with continuing preparations and organizing for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024, one of the largest competitions ever held in the area, which is scheduled to occur the next year.
Tickets booking the entire games will be made obtainable on the Windies Tickets service offered by Mastercard, available via Windiescricket.com where viewers are able to obtain all the latest updates and statistics. So, it is going to be interesting to watch how England will take action against West Indies on Windies’ soil in the upcoming ODI series between West Indies and England.