How to watch England vs West Indies and live stream Jimmy Anderson's farewell Test online, Day 3

James Anderson of England takes a break from a signing session in the Long Room at Lord's Cricket Ground on July 08, 2024 in London, England
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21 years and 700 wickets after being adorned with his first Test match cap against Zimbabwe at Lord's in 2003, the great Jimmy Anderson brings his career to a close at the same venue this week for his final international appearance. The England vs West Indies live stream started on Wednesday, July 10 and (potentially) runs to Sunday, July 14.

Below, are all the details for England vs West Indies live streaming services in the US, UK and Australia. But don't worry if you're on holiday while it's on because you can watch ENG vs WI live streams from anywhere with a VPN.

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Even at the ripe old age of 41, it still feels like the end has come too soon for Jimmy — he's fresh off an eight-wicket haul for Lancashire in the County Championship last week. But, with stalwart seam partner Stuart Broad hanging up the boots last summer and with an eye to an Ashes series Down Under next winter, the regime has decided that it's time for the king of the swingers to wave goodbye.

Alas, the tearful goodbye is looking extremely likely to finish a few days early, with England in a dominating position heading into the third day. Debutants Gus Atkinson and Jamie Smith have taken the game away from the underwhelming Windies, with nine wickets and 70 runs to their names respectively.

But that hasn't stopped Jimmy from taking his Test wicket tally to 703, and with four more scalps available today. 171 runs ahead, it's a matter of 'when' rather than 'if'. Will Anderson get a dream send off to match that of partner in crime Broad last year?

If you're not sure of your best options for getting an England vs West Indies live stream, we have all the details you need on this page — including ways to watch the 1st Test online from anywhere in the world.

How to watch England vs West Indies live stream in the US


To watch England vs West Indies stateside, you'll need access to Willow TV. It's available as part of some cable TV plans or you can watch directly through the streamer.

Alternatively, you can get Willow action through the OTT streaming specialist Sling TV.

The live TV streaming service Sling TV lets you stream cable channels over the internet. Best of all, there's no need to subscribe to a full Sling package to watch the cricket.

On Sling's Desi Binge Plus plan, you'll find the Willow TV-only deal for $10 per month only or $99 for a whole year of live cricket. And you an cancel at any time you wish.

How to watch England vs West Indies in the UK

Sky Sports has the rights to show all of England men's home Test matches in the UK and the 1st West Indies Test will be shown across its Sky Sports Cricket and Main Event stations. The action starts at 11 am UK on Wednesday morning and, weather permitting, runs until between 6 and 7 pm each evening.

Sky TV base packages currently start from £22 per month. You can then add the full Sky Sports suite for an additional £22.

If you'd sooner not commit to a full Sky package, Now Sports Memberships are also available for £14.99 a day or £26 a month.

It's worth noting that the BBC and its iPlayer streaming service have free daily highlights at 7 pm on each day of the Test.

How to watch England vs West Indies in Australia

You can watch England vs West Indies in Australia on Fox Cricket 501, with play starting each evening at 8 pm AEST.

If you don't have Fox and want and don't wish to subscribe, sports streaming specialist Kayo Sports will also show this and every other game of the Cricket World Cup, with monthly rolling plans starting from $25.

How to watch England vs West Indies from anywhere with a VPN

If you're going to be away from your normal TV setup but still want to watch England vs West Indies, you might run into some problems. Thankfully, you can solve this exact issue with a Virtual Private Network (VPN). 

A VPN lets you change your IP address to that of the area of what you want to watch, meaning you can tune into live cricket or other content even if you're not there. Our favorite is NordVPN, which is the No. 1-rated VPN in the world right now according to our sister site, TechRadar.

How to use a VPN to watch any stream

  • Download the app at NordVPN
  • Choose the location of the streaming service you want to watch (UK, US, etc)
  • Navigate to the streaming service and start watching!

NordVPN is one of the simplest and most affordable ways to watch what you want, from wherever you want to watch it.

It's straightforward and easy to use, has great security, is available on loads of streaming devices and, best of all, it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can try it out 100% risk-free. Give it a go.

What time does the England vs West Indies match begin?

The 1st five-day Test match between England and West Indies starts on Wednesday, July 10, with the fifth and final day on Sunday, July 14.

Each day's play starts at 11 am UK, which is 6 am ET / 3 am PT / 8 pm AEST.

All you need to know about England vs West Indies

What are the England vs West Indies Test squads?

England: Ben Stokes (captain), James Anderson, Gus Atkinson, Shoaib Bashir, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Dan Lawrence, Dillon Pennington, Ollie Pope, Matthew Potts, Joe Root, Jamie Smith, Chris Woakes

West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Alick Athanaze, Joshua Da Silva, Jason Holder, Kavem Hodge, Tevin Imlach, Alzarri Joseph, Shamar Joseph, Mikyle Louis, Zachary McCaskie, Kirk McKenzie, Gudakesh Motie, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Kevin Sinclair

What is the England vs West Indies 1st Test venue?

Lord's, the so-called 'Home of Cricket', is the opening venue for the three-game Test series between England and the West Indies.

Established over 200 years ago and named after its found Thomas Lord, the 31,000-capacity Lord's plays home to Middlesex, the MCC and is an ever-present in England's list of Test match venues. It is located in the St John's Wood area of West London in the UK.

Who is Jimmy Anderson?

James Michael Anderson is a 41-year-old cricketer and podcaster from Burnley, Lancashire in the north of England. With 700 test match wickets to his name, he is the most prolific fast bowler in the history of Test cricket.

Turning 42 at the end of this month, Anderson announced in the lead-up to England's 2024 cricket summer that he would be retiring from international duties. This 1st Test against the West Indies at Lord's will be Anderson's last.

What is the England vs West Indies head-to-head record?

Head-to-head in Tests only

Played: 120
ENG won:
WI won:
Drawn: 36

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