West Indies and England share an age-old rivalry which will once again be put to test in the upcoming Wisden Trophy. However, the Caribbean team has been unable to recreate their old charm and it’s been 32 years since they last won the trophy in England in 1988.
England vs West Indies : The last victory for West Indies came under Sir Viv Richards
Sir Vivian Richards was the last Windies skipper to lead the side to a Test series win in Old Blighty as the visitors registered a 4-0 whitewash.
The two teams first-ever locked horns on June 23, 1928, at the Lord’s which the Three Lions won by an innings and 58 runs. The first victory for West Indies came in 1930 at Georgetown. The team from the Caribbean enjoyed a golden period dominating from the 1970s to the early 1990s.
Over the years, iconic West Indies teams have helped the former world champions dominate their Test record against England. In fact, the scales are tipped in favour of the Caribbean boys who have met England a total of 157 times in Tests with West Indies winning 57 of them and losing 49.
However, the equations have changed since the turn of the decade. From 2000 to their last meeting in 2019, the West Indian side has only managed to win five matches against England’s 21 victories. They have even lost 6 successive Test series in England including their last tour in 2017 which the hosts won 2-1.
England vs West Indies : Challenge for England too, can they reclaim Wisden Trophy
West Indies reclaimed the prestigious Wisden Trophy after a memorable 2-1 Test series win at home in 2019. Holder’s men won in Bridgetown and North Sound to notch up an unassailable 2-0 win.
In what promises to be a high octane encounter, the Caribbean team looks set to go all guns blazing in a bid to defend the Wisden Trophy after winning it last.