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West Indies could not have asked for a better beginning to their high-profile tour of England as they secured a tight but a famous victory in the first Test. The win at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton gave them a lead ahead of the next two fixtures in Manchester. It is also the first time they have been in the lead since 2000 in England. There is no denying that the tourists switched on to their top gear in Southampton, inspired by their captain Jason Holder.

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Holder’s six-wicket haul in the first innings enabled the West Indies to dismiss England for 204 after which they went ahead by 114. They bounced back again during England’s second innings after looking slightly off colour initially.

Shannon Gabriel took nine wickets in the match while Jermaine Blackwood’s 95 helped them gun down 200 with relative ease. A draw in both the Tests would be enough for West Indies to retain the Wisden trophy while another Test triumph will give them their first series victory in England since 1988.

We take a look at the predicted XI for the West Indies ahead of the second Test:

John Campbell:

West Indies' Predicted Playing X
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John Campbell might most probably retain his spot for the second Test in Manchester following a satisfying outing in Southampton. The only thing that can keep Campbell away from the first Test is the toe injury that he suffered in the second innings.

A searing injury Jofra Archer yorker forced him to hobble off the ground; however, he returned later to steer West Indies to a victory from a slightly nervous position. The 26-year old will look to get at least a half-century under his belt to get his case for selection watertight for the future.

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