Jason Holder (Photograph by Gareth Copley/Getty Photos)
West Indies captain Jason Holder received the toss and elected to subject in opposition to England within the deciding third Check at Previous Trafford on Friday.
LIVE | England v West Indies, third Check Day 1
England made two adjustments to the aspect that received the second Check by 113 runs on the Manchester floor on Monday to stage the three-match sequence at 1-1.
Quick bowler Jofra Archer, disregarded of that match for breaching the bio-secure laws governing this sequence after making an unauthorised journey dwelling, returns as a part of a rejigged tempo assault.
That noticed James Anderson, England’s all-time main Check wicket-taker, recalled on his Lancashire dwelling floor after being rested following the West Indies’ four-wicket win within the first Check at Southampton.
England dropped top-order batsman Zak Crawley and left-arm seamer Sam Curran, with Chris Woakes retaining his place amid doubts over the bowling health of fellow seam-bowling all-rounder Ben Stokes due to a quad damage.
England captain Joe Root had insisted Thursday that Stokes, who scored 176 and 78 not out, in addition to taking three wickets, whereas climbing to the highest of the Check all-rounder rankings within the second match of this sequence, could be match to bat.
The adjustments meant the veteran new-ball ball duo of Anderson and Stuart Broad had been paired collectively for the primary time this sequence.
Broad was retained after marking his England recall with six wickets within the second Check as was off-spinner Dom Bess.
West Indies made one change, with big off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall chosen for the primary time this sequence instead of paceman Alzarri Joseph, who seemed to be battling damage in the course of the second Check.
Victory for the West Indies, the Wisden Trophy holders, would see them safe a primary Check sequence win in England for 32 years.
This sequence, performed with out spectators, marks worldwide cricket’s return from the coronavirus lockdown.
Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Joe Root (captain), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Chris Woakes, Dom Bess, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Jason Holder (capt), Shane Dowrich (wicketkeeper), Rahkeem Cornwall, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel
Umpires: Michael Gough (ENG), Richard Kettleborough (ENG)
TV umpire: Richard Illingworth (ENG)
Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG)