Matthew Fisher is expecting another series win for Joe Root’s England in the West Indies, but the Yorkshire fast bowler believes the hosts will provide a tougher challenge than Sri Lanka did prior to Christmas.

England are chasing their second away Test series win of the winter having whitewashed Sri Lanka 3-0 in November.

In that series, the Sri Lankans rarely threatened an England side boosted by a number of impressive individual performances, including hundreds for Root and Jonny Bairstow alongside wickets and runs for Adil Rashid.

Sri Lanka are ranked above a West Indies side who have a new coach in Englishman Richard Pybus following Stuart Law’s move to Middlesex.

But Fisher believes they will be stronger in Tests at Barbados, starting on Wednesday, Antigua and St Lucia.

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