West Indies took everyone by surprise when they beat England in the first test match by 4 wickets but now its time for English redemption as the 2nd test match between ENG vs WI is already underway. Joe Root is back in the England squad as their captain but the worrying part is that Jofra Archer is out of this match as he is facing a suspension after breaking the bio secure protocol. So England bowling is looking a bit dicey at the moment.
Talking further about the 2nd match between England and West Indies, well the toss has already taken place and West Indies wins the toss after which they elected to field first. Dominic Sibley is showing great intent in the 1st innings as he is getting close to his century and Ben Stokes is also helping a lot as he has already crossed the 50 runs mark. So a 300+ score in the 1st innings is surely on the cards for the England side.
England Playing XI – Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Root (c), Zak Crawley, Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Dominic Bess, Chris Woakes, Sam Curren, Stuart Broad
West Indies Playing XI – John Campbell, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich (wk), Jason Holder (c), Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel
ENG vs WI 1st Test 16 July 2020 – 20 July 2020 Day by Day Updates
Day 1 – England 1st Innings – 207/3 – 82 Overs – Stumps
Day 2 – England 1st Innings – 469 /9 Declare – 162 Overs – West Indies 1st Innings – 32/1 – 14 Overs – Stumps
Day 3 – Called off without a ball being bowled due to rain
Day 4 – West Indies 1st Innings – 287 All Out – 99 Overs – England 2nd Innings – 37/2 – 8 Overs – Stumps
Day 5 – England 2nd Innings 129/3 Declare – 19 Overs – West Indies 2nd Innings – 198 All Out – 70.1 Overs
Result – England won by 113 runs
In the end as far as our prediction is concerned we are fully expecting England to make a strong comeback in the 2nd test match as Joe Root is back as the skipper and he adds a lot as far as batting is concerned to the English squad. Bowling will play a crucial part in this match again and with the changes England has made (England in my opinion will win).