England vs West Indies 3rd Test Day 1 Highlights – July 24, 2020
Jason Holder: With the overhead conditions, there’s a little moisture in the surface and we’re going to try and make use of it. We’ve made one change: Rahkeem Cornwall comes in for Alzarri Joseph. It’s horses for courses, we felt there was enough in there for a frontline spinner, and Rahkeem is a match-winner. Gabriel is fine.
Joe Root: Hopefully, we can go and do the same thing. Zak, unfortunately, misses out, everyone moves up one. Sam Curran misses out with Jofra and Jimmy coming into the team. We’ve balanced the side as best we can. I feel like we’ve got a very good, well-balanced team. Chris Woakes as an allrounder replaces Ben as a like-for-like. Jofra is ready to play. He’s got his smile back and bowled with real pace in the nets. [Stokes] is in great form with the bat. It’s a great time for him to be playing and for us to be playing alongside him. We’ll have to see [if he’s fit to bowl], we can monitor that as the game progresses but there’s still a lot of cricket left to be played this summer.
Watch Eng v WI 3rd Test Day 1 Cricket Highlights Videos today – 3rd Test, West Indies tour of England from Old Trafford, Manchester Friday, 24-07-2020.
Jason Holder won the toss and decided to field first.
England team: 1 Rory Burns, 2 Dom Sibley, 3 Joe Root (c), 4 Ben Stokes, 5 Ollie Pope, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Chris Woakes, 8 Dom Bess, 9 Jofra Archer, 10 Stuart Broad, 11 James Anderson.
West Indies team: 1 Kraigg Brathwaite, 2 John Campbell, 3 Shai Hope, 4 Shamarh Brooks, 5 Roston Chase, 6 Jermaine Blackwood, 7 Shane Dowrich (wk), 8 Jason Holder, 9 Rahkeem Cornwall, 10 Kemar Roach, 11 Shannon Gabriel.
Event: ICC World Test Championship 2019 (The Wisden Trophy)
Match Timings: 10:00 GMT | 11:00 Local
Umpires – Michael Gough, Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpires – Richard Illingworth
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – D Milns
Match number – Test no. 2390