England vs Windies 2020 – A recovery required?
Regular captain Joe Root will be reinstated into the side after missing the first test due to the birth of his second child. England vs Windies 2020 so far, has not gone to plan for the hosts.
The England Management has confirmed that Joe Root will replace Joe Denly in the playing eleven. England missed him in the first test. Stuart Broad could also return for the second test match at Old Trafford.
England lost the first game at the Ageas Bowl. What must they do to level the series against the West Indies?
Stuart Broad had not missed a test match in the last 8 years prior to the Ageas Bowl. However, his bowling average away from home is not great. As a result, England chose Mark Wood to play instead. England views Wood and Archer as their weapons away from home.
Therefore, the England management perhaps does not mind conceding a home series if they can triumph away from home. Is England vs Windies 2020 the correct series to concede? Millions of viewers are watching post the coronavirus break. Surely, England must attempt to win to inspire a younger generation of cricketers?
Buttler or Foakes?
Jos Buttler looked brilliant in the practice games coming into the first test. However, he scored only 35 and 9. As a result, Jos Buttler must score big runs at Old Trafford, in order to prevent being replaced by Ben Foakes. Jos Buttler also dropped Jermaine Blackwood – who went on to make a crucial 95.
West Indies made a positive start with a win in the first test in the three-match test series after defeating England. Jason Holder and his men will look to wrap the series in the second test match at Old Trafford. West Indies may not make any changes to a settled unit in the England vs Windies 2020 test series.
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Head to Head in last 5 matches
West Indies: 3
Pitch Report :
Old Trafford has always had assistance for the fast bowlers if they hit the right length. As the game progresses there could be a little bit of help for the spinners.
Squads – England vs Windies 2020
Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler (wk), Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Ollie Pope, Dom Sibley, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.
Reserves: James Bracey, Sam Curran, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Saqib Mahmood, Craig Overton, Ollie Robinson, Olly Stone.
Jason Holder (c), Kraigg Brathwaite, Shai Hope, Shane Dowrich, Roston Chase, Shemarh Brooks, Rahkeem Cornwall, Nkrumah Bonner, Alzarri Joseph, Chemar Holder, John Campbell, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach, Jermaine Blackwood, Shannon Gabriel.
Reserves: Sunil Ambris, Joshua Da Silva, Keon Harding, Kyle Mayers, Preston McSween, Marquino Mindley, Shane Moseley, Anderson Phillip, Oshane Thomas, Jomel Warrican.
Probable 11 – England vs Windies 2020 2nd Test
Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Joe Root(C), Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad.
Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Shemarh Brooks, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Jason Holder (C), Shane Dowrich, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel.
Top Fantasy picks for England vs Windies 2020 – Old Trafford
- Joe Root averages 85 at Old Trafford – he is a must in the team.
- Zak Crawley, Rory Burns, Roston Chase, and Kraig Brathwaite all got starts in the first match and Blackwood scored a match-winning knock of 95 runs.
- James Andreson averages 22 at Old Trafford and 23 against the West Indies. Shannon Gabriel took 9 wickets in the first match and he should be an easy selection.
- Captain Jason Holder has once again proved that with the ball that he is the best All-rounder in the world. He took figures of 6 for 42 in first innings and scored 82 runs in two innings combined.
England vs Windies 2020 at Old Trafford. Can Joe Root and his men level the series, or will Jason Holder’s side triumph again?
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