England win pitch and bat against West Indies in second Test – NationNews Barbados – nationnews.com

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England captain Joe Root (left) watches as West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite toss the coin in the coin toss – Photo courtesy of CWI Media

England won the coin toss and decided to beat West Indies on day one of the second Test on Wednesday at Kensington Oval.

West Indies are playing an unchanged roster but England have made two changes, bringing in Saqib Mahmood and Matthew Fisher for their Test debuts to replace fellow leaders Mark Wood (elbow injury) and Craig Overton (ill).

The first of three Tests in the series ended in a draw last Saturday at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua, and the final test will be played from March 24 at National Cricket Stadium in Granada.

Teams:

West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), John Campbell, Nkrumah Bonner, Jermaine Blackwood, Shamarh Brooks, Jason Holder, Joshua da Silva (wicket), Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Veerasammy Permaul, Jayden Seales.

England: Joe Root (captain), Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Dan Lawrence, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Foakes (wicket), Chris Woakes, Matthew Fisher, Jack Leach, Saqib Mahmood.

Referees: Joel Wilson, Nigel Duguid.

television referee: Leslie Reifer Jr.

match referee: Sir Richie Richardson.

Reserve referee: Gregory Brathwaite.

(RA)

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