England vs the West Indies live stream: how to watch Jimmy Anderson’s final Test match online

England's James Anderson delivers a ball during the first day of the fifth Test cricket match between India and England at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala on March 7, 2024
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Watch England vs West Indies 1st Test live stream 

After 20 years, the time has come for cricket fans to say goodbye to Jimmy Anderson. The legendary fast bowler will play his final match when he appears in England vs West Indies first Test at Lord’s. You can use a VPN, such as NordVPN, to unblock England vs West Indies live streams from anywhere.

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Dates: Wednesday, July 10 - Sunday, July 14
Start time: 11 am GMT / 3.30 pm IST / 9pm AEST / 5am ET (Wed, Feb 14) / 2am PT
International streams: Sky Sports (UK) | Willow TV on Sling (US) | Kayo (AUS)
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Day three looks set to be the final one in this Test Match and therefore the final day of Jimmy Anderson's international career. The legendary paceman also delivered his 40,000th legitimate delivery in Test cricket yesterday. If he takes three wickets today, he will end on a five-for, just how he started his test career against Zimbabwe 21 years ago. 

Boosted by a stunning innings from debutant Jamie Smith, England took a 250-run lead and took West Indies wickets before the close of play on Thursday. It left the visitors on 79-6 and needing 171 to make Ben Stokes’s side bat again. It is hard to see the visitors coming back from their second innings collapse.

The stage is set for an emotional day, with the Home of Cricket ready to say goodbye to one of the greats. Read on to see how you can keep up with the action and watch an England vs West Indies live stream wherever you are.

Watch England vs West Indies 1st test in the US

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How to watch an England vs West Indies 1st Test live stream in the US

Willow TV

Dedicated cricket streaming service Willow TV is the place to watch the First Test in the US, with play set to begin at 6am ET / 3am PT across all five days (starting on the morning of Wednesday, July 10).

Willow TV is available from most cable providers. Not got cable? No worries. Willow TV is also accessible through Sling TV (from $10 per month), or it can be added to your existing plan.

Watch England vs West Indies from outside your country

How to watch an England vs West Indies live stream from outside your country

Below we've got you covered with your official broadcasting options for cricket-loving countries, but if you're overseas you'll soon discover that you can't watch your usual service because of geo-restrictions.

You can get past these blocks, however, by using a VPN which changes your streaming device's IP address to your usual location.

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How to use a VPN to watch England vs West Indies cricket

You can get started with a VPN in three easy steps:

1. Download and install a VPN – as we say, our top choice is NordVPN.

2. Connect to the appropriate server location – open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate server.

3. Go to the broadcaster's stream – head to your home broadcaster's site or app and watch as if you were at home.

Watch England vs West Indies first Test in the UK

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How to watch England vs West Indies: live stream the first Test in the UK


England vs West Indies is being shown on Sky Sports and its dedicated Sky Sports Cricket channel in the UK. Play is scheduled to begin at 11am BST across all five days.

Sky Sports subscribers can watch the cricket on the go on mobile devices via the Sky Go streaming service, which has dedicated apps for iOS, iPadOS and Android devices, along with Xbox and PlayStation consoles. 

If you want to sign up, you can check out our dedicated guide to Sky TV deals and packages for today's best prices.

Don't fancy being locked in to a long, expensive contract? Consider the more flexible streaming option, Now, (formerly Now TV).

To access your usual streaming service from outside the UK, you'll need to download a good streaming VPN, as detailed above. 

Watch England vs West Indies in Australia

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How to watch England vs West Indies 1st Test live stream in Australia

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You can watch the England vs West Indies 1st Test on a combination of Fox Sports. It can also be live streamed via Foxtel.  

Another cost-efficient alternative to Foxtel is the excellent sports streaming platform Kayo Sports.

Kayo lets you stream on one device with its One plan for just $25 a month. Or upgrade to two devices with Basic plan for $35 a month. New customers get a 7-day free trial.

Kayo also gives you access to loads of other sports including the NFL, NBA, PGA Tour golf, NRL, F1 2024... the list goes on! Handy if you don't want to go all in on Fox.

If you're an Aussie abroad, you can access the service using  NordVPN.

Watch England vs West Indies 1st Test in India

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The England vs West Indies test series is going to be shown  on  Sony Sports network (Sony Sports Ten 1) in India. 

Fans in the country can livestream the series on via the Fancode website and app. Plans start at 25 rupees for an ENG vs WI match pass. 

If you already subscribe, but are outside of India right now, you can simply choose a VPN such as NordVPN to keep up with the action.

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Charlotte Henry

Charlotte Henry is a journalist who has covered all things tech and media for a number of years for various publications. She reported in-depth as tech companies became media companies and vice versa. In her newsletter, The Addition, she focuses on the ever-changing streaming ecosystem as the likes of Netflix, Apple TV+ and Disney+ fight for supremacy. Charlotte is also a close follower of sport (she’s a Spurs fan…) watching everything from Premier League football to Major League Baseball. Charlotte’s first book “Not Buying It: The Facts Behind Fake News” was published in 2019. Away from work, she can often be found at heavy metal concerts and festivals.