ENG VS WI, 2nd Test at Old Trafford
West Indies have won the toss and opted to field first. The light drizzle and overcast condition will help the West Indies fast bowlers to get early breakthroughs and dominate the play.
England Playing XI- Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad
West Indies Playing XI- Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich(w), Jason Holder(c), Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel
After conquering the Southampton, West Indies will try their best to seize the 3 match test series by beating England at Old Trafford for the first time in three decades. But this time England will play for their pride. The Carribbean boys ran over the England players in the first test.
The underdog, proved themselves by Beating England by 4 wickets. The historic test win roar their confidence high. The Jason Holder lead team proved everyone wrong including the West Indies legend ‘Brain Lara’. The maturity, the temperament shown by the West Indian batsmen was worth praising. Jason Holder, Shanon Gabriel and Blackwood contributed to the win, but now the team will forget the past and focus on the present.
However, now England will make a strong comeback. Whenever the stakes are high, the English players never fail to deliver on the crunch moments. James Anderson and Mark Wood will be resting on the 2nd Test. The inclusion of Joe Root as the captain into the team can bring confidence, self belief among the players.
However ahead of the match England received a big setback, fast bowler and backbone of England Bowling line up Jofra Archer has been dropped for breaching the Bio secure protocol. The fast bowler, known for taking early wickets will surely be missed.