John Campbell is likely to make his debut for the West Indies when they play their first Test against England at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.

The first of three Tests will begin on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 10:00 AM local, 2:00 PM GMT. West Indies Jason Holder will make his comeback in this series after missing out a few games last couple of months due to an injury.

England is touring the Caribbean islands for the first time since 2014 when the Wisden trophy ended in a 1-1 draw.

Live updates:

Windies won the toss and decided to bat first

Sky Sports live streaming

Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket will broadcast WI v Eng 1st Test live for the viewers in the United Kingdom. Willow TV will broadcast the game in the United States.

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Windies receive Bravo boost

Darren Bravo adds some experience to the Windies middle-order which already has the likes of Shai Hope Shimron Hetmyer.

According to the Cricbuzz report, John Campbell will make his Test debut and partner Kraigg Braithwaite at the top.

There will be a direct contest between Jomel Warrican and Alzarri Joseph for the one spot in the XI. It is unlikely that the hosts will go into with just one spinner in Roston Chase, so picking Warrican could be a way to go.

Selection conundrum continues for England

England probably has the most balanced unit in Test cricket currently, but captain Joe Root would have a hard time deciding the XI. There is uncertainty whether Stuart Broad will be picked ahead of Sam Curran or both will play alongside James Anderson. Now, this could England playing only one spinner, Moeen Ali. Jake Leach and Adil Rashid are also in the ranks, so it will be interesting to see what combination they choose.

The Barbados pitch is not known to produce high-scoring Tests. According to the Cricbuzz report, the wicket will have lesser bounce and pace.

Additionally, it will be a slow pitch so reverse swing and spin could come in handy. The forecast is seemingly fair for the first couple of days, but rains are expected on day three, four and five.

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