West Indies vs England: How to watch the Test series on BT Sport

Test cricket is back! England take on the West Indies in the inaugural Richards-Botham Trophy with their sights set on Ashes redemption.

By Tim Williams Published: 14 March 2022 - 1.45pm

After a miserable Ashes series in Australia, England return to the Test arena with a three-match series against the West Indies.

BT Sport will show exclusive live coverage as a much-changed England group begin their rebuild after yet another punishing trip Down Under.

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Head coach Chris Silverwood, director of cricket Ashley Giles and assistant coach Graham Thorpe all left their roles after the Ashes and England have left bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad out of their squad for the West Indies.

Interim director of cricket Andrew Strauss described the tour as “the start of a new cycle” as Dom Bess, Sam Billings, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Haseeb Hameed and Dawid Malan were also dropped.

Saqib Mahmood, Matthew Parkinson, Matthew Fisher, Alex Lees and Ben Foakes were named in the squad and could play a significant role as England look to the future.

Paul Collingwood is in temporary charge as the search for Silverwood’s successor as head coach continues.

England were beaten 2-1 on their last trip to the West Indies and have only won one Test series in the Caribbean in the past 50 years.

Can they get back to winning ways? Watch all the action only on BT Sport.

West Indies vs England: Venues and schedule

The much-anticipated Test series began at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua on Tuesday 8 March, before moving to the Kensington Oval in Barbados for the 2nd Test starting on Wednesday 16 March.

The 3rd Test match starts on Thursday 24 March on the “Spice Isle” of Grenada at the National Cricket Stadium.

First Test: March 8-12, Antigua (Sir Vivian Richards Stadium) - Match drawn

Second Test: March 16-20, Barbados (Kensington Oval) - 2pm

Third Test: March 24-28, Grenada (National Cricket Stadium) - 2pm

What channel is West Indies vs England on?

BT Sport will show every ball from the series. Subscribers will be able to follow all the action on TV, the BT Sport app and btsport.com.

Coverage of day one of the second Test gets underway at 1pm on Wednesday 16 March on BT Sport 1 HD.

In addition to being able to watch all the action online and on TV, BT Sport customers will be able to watch every ball live on the BT Sport app with our popular Timeline functionality.

Previously only on your mobile and tablet, it is now available on large screen devices. Part of the Matchday Experience, the Timeline allows fans to re-watch highlights such as boundaries, wickets, dropped catches and more, and move seamlessly back to the live action.

Where can I watch West Indies vs England highlights?

Extended highlights will be made available for BT Sport customers after each day.

Shorter highlights will also be available on the app and btsport.com soon after the day’s play finishes.

A full replay of each day will also be available for subscribers immediately after coverage ends.

What happened in the warm-up match?

England enjoyed a promising four days in Antigua against a West Indies President’s XI in their only tour match before the Test series.

The match was drawn, but there were several notable positives for the tourists, with their new-look batting line-up making valuable runs.

Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Joe Root and Dan Lawrence all made fifties, while Jonny Bairstow hit an unbeaten century. Of England’s top eight, only Ben Stokes hasn’t spent any meaningful time at the crease ahead of the series opener.

The bowlers also impressed on a docile surface, with spinner Jack Leach picking up six wickets in the match.

Who is in the England squad?

England squad: Joe Root (captain), Jonathan Bairstow, Zak Crawley, Matthew Fisher, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Alex Lees, Saqib Mahmood, Craig Overton, Matthew Parkinson, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Ben Stokes (vice-captain), Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

Who is in the West Indies squad?

West Indies squad: Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Jermaine Blackwood (vice-captain), Nkrumah Bonner, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Joshua Da Silva, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Veerasammy Permaul, Anderson Phillip, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales