West Indies meet England in the first ODI at North Sound, Antigua    Getty Images (File Photos)
West Indies meet England in the first ODI at North Sound, Antigua Getty Images (File Photos)

West Indies will take on England in the first One-Day International (ODI) of the three-match series, starting on March 3. The first match will be played at North Sound, Antigua. Given it is day match, it will start at 9:30 local time and 19:00 IST. The second and third matches will be played at Antigua on March 5 and at Bridgetown on March 9 respectively. In England, the live cricket streaming of this match will be available on Sky Sports, along with the live cricket telecast on Sky Sports 2. In India, the live cricket streaming will be available on Ten HD, along with the live cricket telecast on Ten 3. The other sources from where the match can be live streamed are Crictime.biz, watchcric.org and CricHD.

The series is expected to grab a lot of eyeballs, since it is being seen as the encore of Carlos BrathwaiteBen Stokes show. The last time these two players came against each other was in the final of ICC World T20 2016 in Kolkata last year, where Brathwaite smacked four consecutive sixes off Stokes in the final over of the match, with his side needing 19 runs to win the title. On Friday when these two teams come against each other, Stokes, who recently turned multi-millionaire after becoming the costliest overseas player in IPL history, will be itching to have a go at his opponent.

West Indies may have won the World T20 final, but England are a much better side and will take the field in the series as favourites. For England, the three-match series will be a good practice ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 being played at home in June this year. West Indies, who have not made it to the 8-team tournament for the first time, will walk into the series with the motivation of qualifying for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.