England cricket fans follow their team around the globe wherever they may be playing, from Sri Lanka to New Zealand. It’s probably fair to say that many English supporters are decidedly happy about tours to the West Indies. While England fans, known as the Barmy Army, are still recovering from spending the winter watching their side Down Under being thumped by a ruthless Australia team, the fans will be hoping to see a much better performance in the Caribbean next year. England’s loyal following has remained consistent over the past 20 years, with a large and vocal group of fans traveling across the globe to support their team through the good times and the bad. Fueled by patriotism and the local tipple, the Barmy Army have been known to have an impact on their team’s on-field fortunes by targeting opposing players for often creative and hilarious abuse. The calypso atmosphere created by Caribbean crowds can’t be replicated anywhere else in the world. The mixture of steel drum-playing local fans and the trumpet-backed Barmy Army results in a unique cocktail of cultures that makes England and the West Indies such an exciting and colorful cricketing rivalry. While tours of Australia hold more significance for England fans, a trip to the Caribbean to watch their side against the West Indies will rank right up there for those travelling supporters, who will be hoping England can defy the cricket odds once again. In between the three Test matches England and the West Indies are due to play against each other, traveling fans will be able to choose from a number of postcard-perfect islands across the Caribbean. From the famous reggae beats of Jamaica to the beaches of Barbados and the exotic history of Guyana, English visitors will be spoiled for choice when they arrive in the region next year to watch their team.