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How to watch England vs West Indies: Live stream the third Test match online

England bat first again as James Anderson and Jofra Archer return to the side for the deciding Test match that's underway in Manchester

After losing the first Test of the series by four wickets to West Indies, England bounced back resoundingly to win the second Test match by 113 runs. The series is now tied, meaning England will want to win the final Test – that’s currently underway – and regain the Wisden Trophy they lost to West Indies in the Caribbean early last year.

The third Test match between England and West Indies is currently underway at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester until 28 July. Every ball will be broadcast on Sky Sports and Now TV Sky Sports Pass in the UK, with live coverage starting at 10am every day.

England made two changes to their squad from the second Test with senior statesman James Anderson and fast bowler Jofra Archer returning to the squad, replacing quicks Sam Curran and Chris Woakes. The winning team will lift the Wisden Trophy that will be retired at the end of the series and be renamed the Richards-Botham Trophy commemorating West Indian batsman Vivian Richards and England all-rounder Ian Botham.

The biggest change to England’s line-up for the second Test came before a ball was bowled as the team made four changes to the squad that took the field in Southampton’s opening Test. Joe Denly made way for full-time skipper Joe Root, and fast bowlers James Anderson, Jofra Archer and Mark Wood were replaced by Sam Curran, Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes.

Thankfully, England are clearly spoiled when it comes to fast-bowling talent, but in the second Test the team clicked as a unit. Batting first, England declared for 469 runs and the visitors always had an uphill climb from thereon. Dom Sibley and Ben Stokes scored centuries, while Broad and Woakes picked up three wickets each to bowl out the Windies for 287 runs.

With a commanding second-innings lead and a day lost to rain, England promoted Stokes up the order to accelerate the run rate and the all-rounder obliged scoring runs as if he was playing a T20 International. The English bowlers then combined to bowl out the visitors for just 198 runs on the final day.

With Anderson and Archer returning to the side, England have clearly favoured experience and raw pace. Ben Stokes is in the form of his life and with Root’s captaincy, England seem to have snatched back the early advantage that the West Indies gained in the opening Test match.

England vs West Indies: Results and fixtures

Live-action of the third Test match between England West Indies starts at 10:30am BST every day from 24 July, with coverage starting from 10am on Sky Sports and Now TV Sky Sports Pass.

  • First Test: West Indies won the first Test by 4 wickets
  • Second Test: England won by 113 runs
  • Third Test starts on Friday, 24 July, at Old Trafford in Manchester

England vs West Indies: Test squads

England squad: Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Dom Bess, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Denly, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes, Dom Sibley

West Indies squad: Jason Holder (C), Roston Chase, Rahkeen Cornwall, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Raymon Reiffer, Shane Dowrich, Chemar Holder

How to watch England vs West Indies in the UK: Sky Sports

In the UK, every ball of every Test match between England and West Indies will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Cricket. The best way to get the channel is to add Sky Sports to your existing Sky TV package. This costs £23/mth and ties you down to an 18-month contract. It’s absolutely worth it if you’re a sports fanatic because this gives you access to 11 sports channels, including Sky Sports Cricket in HD. Apart from this, you’ll also get to watch the Premier League, F1, EFL Championship, NBA, NFL and Formula 1 in HD.

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How to watch England vs West Indies in the UK without a contract: Now TV Sky Sports Pass

While Sky Sports is brilliant, it costs £23 on top of your existing Sky TV contract, and you’re tied down to an 18-month contract. The best alternative? Get a Now TV Sky Sports Pass instead! This pass gives you everything that Sky Sports has to offer instantly, meaning you don’t need to wait for it to be set up or installed, and there are no long-term contracts, so you can cancel whenever you want. It’s basically like any online subscription service.

Your best option to watch all three Test matches is to get a Now TV Sky Sports Monthly Pass. Even though it costs £34/mnth, you’ll get to watch all three Test matches on any device. Better still, this pass will also let you watch the remainder of the Premier League and EFL season, the first few F1 races and even the NBA season which restarts at the end of July.

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How to watch England vs West Indies abroad: use a good VPN service

You can’t watch Sky Sports or Now TV Sky Sports Pass from outside the UK unless you use a good VPN service. Using one lets you trick your device into thinking that it’s in a different country to the one you’re actually in, meaning you can access content from other countries in just a few clicks. We’ve tried and tested a number of VPNs and these are the ones we’ve found to work the fastest, with the greatest access to content across the globe.

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