West Indies are set to host the English side at Antigua for another exciting test match. The Caribbean boys must be riding high on confidence after thrashing the visitors by 381 runs in the opening test. England would be hoping to step-up in this must-win match to keep the series alive. The hosts simply outplayed the English side in all the departments and handed the Lions one of the worst defeats in the last few years.
The Barbados test was the prime example that sheer determination can do wonders in the red-ball cricket. We all knew that England was a much better team on paper but on the field temperament matters. Shimron Hetmayer scored valiant 81 runs in the first innings to take the hosts to 289 runs in the first innings. Kemar Roach ripped through the English batting lineup, claiming five wickets. Joseph and Holder chipped in 2 wickets each to bundle the visitors for just 77 runs on the board.
Windies looked to blow away the advantage as usual when they were reeling for 120-6 in the second innings. Jason Holder walked in and played an exceptional knock to take his side to a stage where they couldn’t have lost that match. He remained unbeaten at 202 runs at the end of the innings. Dowrich also played a crucial part and remained not out at 116.
England could only manage to score 246 runs while chasing the mammoth target of 626. Roston Chase broke the back of the English batting lineup and picked 8 wickets. This complete team performance gave them a famous victory against a world class team.
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
League: England tour of West Indies
Live Telecast: Sony Network
Online Streaming: Sonyliv.com
- Oshane Thomas has been added to the squad for this game.
- Stuart Board is set to play in Antigua to replace Sam Curran.
- Joe Denly can make his debut after joining the squad, Ben Foakes can make way for him.
England Test squad: Joe Root(c), Rory Burns, Keaton Jennings, Jack Leach, Adil Rashid, Ben Foakes, Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Joe Denly, Olly Stone, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran.
Windies Test squad: Jason Holder(c), Kraigg Brathwaite, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph.
Probable Playing XI
- Jonny Bairstow (Doubt: Ben Foakes)
- Rory Burns
- Keaton Jennings
- Jos Buttler
- Joe Root(c)
- Joe Denly)
- Ben Stokes
- Moeen Ali (Doubt: Sam Curran)
- James Anderson
- Adil Rashid
- Stuart Broad (Doubt: Jack Leach)
- Shane Dowrich
- Shai Hope
- John Campbell
- Kraigg Brathwaite
- Shimron Hetmeyer
- Darren Bravo
- Roston Chase
- Jason Holder(c)
- Kemar Roach
- Shannon Gabriel
- Alzarri Joseph
FUNTUSH SAFE XI
FUNTUSH RISKY XI