Confident England arrive for Windies tour
England, under new captain Andrew Strauss, touched down in the Caribbean on Wednesday confident that they can continue their dominance over West Indies.cricket Updated: Jan 22, 2009 16:51 IST
England, under new captain Andrew Strauss, touched down in the Caribbean on Wednesday confident that they can continue their dominance over West Indies.
The visitors were greeted at the Robert Bradshaw International Airport by a delegation of government and cricket officials led by St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas.
There was no news conference on arrival. Only a brief photo session before the team members boarded the bus for their hotel.
England plan to waste little time getting into high gear for the series against West Indies and have scheduled a training session for Thursday at Warner Park.
England will also take on the St Kitts national team in a three-day match at Warner Park starting on Sunday, and will also meet a West Indies A-team in a similar fixture starting two days later at the same venue.
They face West Indies at Sabina Park in the Jamaica capital of Kingston in the first of four Tests on February 4.
This will be followed by Tests in Antigua (February 13-17), Barbados (February 26-March 2) and Trinidad (March 6-10) before the two sides play a Twenty20 International, and five One-day Internationals between March 15 and April 3.
England have not lost to the West Indies in a Test series since Michael Atherton's side lost 3-1 in the Caribbean 11 years ago.