After a good first day with some solid batting from demi-centurians Ben Stokes and Dom Sibley, England will be looking to push on and set a formidable target for the West Indies. Make sure you know how to watch an England vs West Indies live stream to see if the pair can grind down the bowlers in a second day of Test cricket.
To catch every ball in the UK, then you’ll need a Now TV pass (or Sky Sports subscription) which start at just £9.99. Those in the US can watch England vs West Indies on Willow TV through Fubo or Sling TV, while Kayo Sports offers options in Australia.
Joe Root is back to avenge England’s four-wicket defeat. Joe Denly has make way for the England captain’s return from paternity leave and the decision on the bowling attack looks to have sorted itself. Stuart Broad is reinstated at the expense of the excluded Jofra Archer and is there still a place for off-spinner Dom Bess despite the Somerset man’s lack of success at the Rose Bowl.
Expect a fascinating battle for the second day as England will be desperate not to lose any early wickets with the West Indies looking for an quick breakthrough to raise their spirits and get their first away win in the series since 1988.
The second Test at Old Trafford runs from 16th-20th July with the third and final test of the series follows at the same venue on 24th July.
How to watch England vs West Indies abroad using a VPN
US, UK and Australian citizens away from home or stuck abroad will need a VPN to access the their TV sports streams from outside their own countries.
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Once you’ve made your choice, all you need to do is sign in to your VPN service through whichever device you’d like to use to watch the match. When prompted to select a server, you need to pick one which is based in the country whose content you’d like to access. Then navigate to the relevant video streaming app or website and you’re in.
How to watch England vs West Indies in the UK
It’s Sky Sports that has the right to England vs West Indies in the UK. The second Test from Old Trafford will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket in HD. There is no 4K coverage.
To watch, you’ll need to either subscribe to Sky Sports on your platform of choice or, an easier option is to buy a Sky Sports pass on Now TV. Note that the mobile pass will not offer you access to the cricket, so either go for a £9.99 Day Pass or, for better value and to watch both remaining tests, it’s £33.99 for the month.
Sky subscribers can add the 11 Sky Sports channels to their package here. Virgin Media and BT TV customers will be able to watch England vs West Indies by subscribing to the Sky channels on their platform too.
How to watch England vs West Indies in the US
Test cricket rights in the US belong to Willow TV and you can watch all of the England vs West Indies series from Old Trafford, for just $9.99 per month.
It’s only available in those in US regions, so any US citizen stuck outside their own country during the second Test will need to use a VPN to get access.
How to watch England vs West Indies in Australia
Fox Sports has the rights to air the England vs West Indies Test series in Australia. You can also catch the second Test action – as well as a host of other sport – live and on-demand through Kayo Sports. Kayo comes in at just AU$25 per month for access on two devices. There’s also a 14-day free trial to check that you’re happy with the service.