It will be a bit odd welcoming a touring West Indies team to empty grounds but COVID’s reach has, unfortunately, made it necessary.
Three Tests are crammed into little more than three weeks so there is likely to be squad rotation from both sides as the players regain match fitness.
First up, we are at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton where England should have Jimmy Anderson, Jofra Archer and Mark Wood available and will be keen to start strongly before the two sides head north to Manchester for back-to-back Tests at Old Trafford.
Cricket: England v West Indies – Wednesday at 10.30am Sky Sports Main Event. Highlights at 7.00pm on BBC Two.