West Indies, West Indies Predicted XI
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Last Update on: July 16th, 2020 at 04:34 pm

International cricket finally resumed last week with the first Test between England and West Indies and the game lived up to the expectations. After rain ruined the first day, both the teams played out a thrilling game before West Indies won it by four wickets.

West Indies have now won three of the last four Tests against England and the home side have lost the first Test of a series in eight of their last 11 rubbers. So while the tourists will be looking to continue their fine run against England, the latter also know what it takes to bounce back.

Earlier this year, England had won the Test series in South Africa after losing the first game and will be looking to do the same. They will be bolstered by the return of their regular captain Joe Root who missed the first Test to attend the birth of his second child.

With West Indies in form and England desperate to return to winning ways, the fans can expect another fine contest this week.

Just like the first Test, the toss for the second game has been delayed too due to rain.

Here are the revised playing conditions:

83 overs in the day —
Toss: 12pm | 16:30 IST
Start: 12:30pm | 17:00 IST
Lunch: 1:30pm | 18:00 IST
Tea: 4:25pm | 19:55 IST
Stumps: 7pm | 11:30 IST (+ extra 30 minutes if necessary)

Toss report:

West Indies have won the toss and decided to bowl first in the second Test at Old Trafford, Manchester.

Playing XIs:

West Indies:

Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich(w), Jason Holder(c), Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel


Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad