What sorcery is this?.. 😂https://twitter.com/andyha_/status/1083832017979142144?s=21
Bowled out for 77 ! That is truly awful !
West indies taking pity by batting again
Shocking from England.
Windies racking up over 600 run lead.They must think England had a chance of getting 500 otherwise why bat on.
England on the rack....246 all out...Windies win by 381...bit of a thumping. Yes Foakes is probably the best keeper but I would've stuck with Johnny Bairstow. Gives a place for another batsman or whatever. Got to sort out the top order. Burns has done well.Jennings less so.Don't think England have given up on Haseeb Hameed, the Lancashire opener. Seems to have lost it a bit but England need a settled opening pair, always the bedrock of a decent test team.
None of this heroic failure sh*te, an absolute drubbing. Ashes and a world. Cup to come. Not a good start to the year.
Going in with 3 pace bowlers left them light. Woakes in for Rashid, Bairstow back behind the stumps.Broad in.That leaves. Burns,Jennings,Bairstow,Root,Stokes,Butler,Ali,Woakes,Curran,Broad,Anderson.5 pace bowlers, Ali spin with Root. Bairstow Batsman wicket keeper. Just been said Windies will produce flat wickets suited to pace bowling.
Burns, jenning, bairstow, root, denly, stokes, buttler, moeen, woakes, broad, anderson
Think they will go with 2 spinners as the next test in Antigua might be flat and may well cut up. Butler might stay in with my selection Woakes missing out. But I think Butler is a white ball player, coming in at No.7 in test cricket you need a bit more patience to get the best out of 8,9,10. But Butler is vice captain and Root might want him in.
Don't keep up with the cricket in this bit of the colonies,Viv Richards still battering the english bowlers?
I'd highly doubt they will go with two spinners next upAntigua won't spin much, West Indies will back their taller stronger fast bowlers to get more from the surface like they did last time If we need a second spinner it will be root (he out bowled Rashid last time anyway)Knowing how the current selection goes I'd imagine there will only be one change and tgatvwill be broad for Rashid Their mantra is one game too many than one too short (Potential Woakes for Curran but I don't think they will)
2 Spinners for the second in Antigua will be a serious consideration. I'll be surprised if they don't and as I said Jack Leach with his left arm finger spin will expect to start or may be they'll stick with Rashid.
West Indies went in with one spinner and look likely to again England read the pitch wrong and are more likely to follow the home teams balance than go in with two spinners again No way Rashid plays. Root doesn't know how to use him
Well that was the first test and it was expected to be one spinner for the first..2 for the second. They misread it for the first now they are much more likely to go with 2 as expected before they got here.
We'll see mate I still go for one change (possibly 2 if Woakes replaces Curran) of broad for Rashid