PREVIEW

 

West Indies are set to host the English Lions for another exciting test series at Kensington Oval. England are coming after a splendid tour in Sri Lanka where they whitewashed the host by 3-0. They are definitely the favourites after winning their last eight out of nine test matches played.

The home side, West Indies would be hoping to improve their home record against England. They have to work on their batting as Windies batsmen have often failed to score 300 runs on a regular basis. Bowling department has been decent and can trouble the English batsmen in the early stages of the game.

 

Team News

 

Windies Team: West Indies is likely to hand Test cap to John Campbell who is likely to partner Kraigg Brathwaite at the top of the batting order.

One among Alzarri Joseph and Jomel Warrican is likely for the first Test.

 

England Team:

England have a selection headache in the bowling department after a successful tour of Sri Lanka where they played three spinners.

Moeen Ali will start but the English might pick one between Jack Leach and Adil Rashid as the second spinner.

Sam Curran and Stuart Broad can be considered to share the new ball with James Anderson.

Olly Stone has been added to England squad as the replacement to replace Mark Wood.

 

Squads

 

England Test squad: Joe Root(c), Ben Foakes, Keaton Jennings, Jack Leach, Adil Rashid, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Olly Stone, Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran and Joe Denly.

Windies Test squad: Jason Holder(c), Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican, Oshane Thomas

 

Probable Playing 11

 

ENGLAND

  1. Ben Foakes
  2. Rory Burns
  3. Keaton Jennings
  4. Jonny Bairstow
  5. Jos Buttler
  6. Joe Root
  7. Ben Stokes
  8. Moeen Ali (Doubt: Sam Curran)
  9. James Anderson
  10. Stuart Broad/Jack Leach
  11. Adil Rashid

 

WEST INDIES

  1. Shane Dowrich
  2. Kraigg Brathwaite
  3. John Campbell
  4. Darren Bravo
  5. Shai Hope
  6. Shimron Hetmeyer
  7. Roston Chase
  8. Jason Holder
  9. Kemar Roach
  10. Jomel Warrican/Alzarri Joseph
  11. Shannon Gabriel

FUNTUSH SAFE XI

FUNTUSH RISKY XI

 

 

 

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