Published: 9th December, 2019
The Kia Oval Ballot for 2020 internationals against Windies and Ireland is now open with those successful able to buy until the 5th December.
You may have already got your tickets or you may be considering which day or match you’d like to come to but don’t delay for too long as tickets are selling fast for each of the first four days.
You’ll likely know all about England’s top players but what can you expect from the key Windies players in June?
Officially the best all-rounder in the world, the fourth best bowler in the world and 34th in the ICC batting rankings; it’s no wonder Holder is the leader of this team.
Holder has been in charge since 2015 and overseen a change that has made Windies one of the most entertaining teams to watch as demonstrated by the 2019 series victory over England back home. Standing at almost 6 and a half foot tall, his right arm medium has picked up 101 wickets in 39 matches while his 202* against England showed his prowess with the bat.
A flamboyant left handed batsman and enthusiastic fielder, Hetmyer captured the world’s attention by leading his nation to U19 World Cup success in 2015/16 and was quickly elevated to the Test team the following year.
It’s always worth watching closely when Hetmyer comes to the crease.
It’s easy to argue the Windies have the greatest history of lightning quick bowlers across the world. Garner, Ambrose, Walsh, Marshall, Holding. While Roach may not be in that bracket yet, he certainly possesses express pace to hurry even the best batsmen in the world.
The most recent debutant on this list, giant spinner Cornwall only played the elite form of red-ball cricket for the first time in August 2019. He’s taken to it like a duck to water with seven wickets against Afghanistan earlier this week.