Lord’s Test Match: West Indies tour of England

As per the latest cricket news, West Indies all set to take on England in the first of a three-Test match series at Lord’s on Thursday with the tourists’ batting likely to determine the course of the match.

Now, it would be interesting to see that weather condition will support seam bowlers or not, as they have for much of the early part of the English season.

The top order players from West Indies may face problems to provide the kind of start that will help improve on a record of just two wins in 30 Tests since beating England in Jamaica in 2009.

In the meantime, much focus would be on West Indies top cricketer and world No. 1 batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who has performed many a rescue mission for the West Indies.

On the other hand, Chanderpaul, 37-year-old left-hander, normally prefers to bat no higher than five in the order.

The problem with the West Indies team is that their star performer Chanderpaul often comes in with the team already in trouble.


The teams (from): England: Andrew Strauss (capt.), Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Matt Prior (wkt), Stuart Broad, Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann, Steven Finn, James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Graham Onions

West Indies: Darren Sammy (capt.), Kirk Edwards, Adrian Barath, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Narsingh Deonarine, Fidel Edwards, Assad Fudadin, Shannon Gabriel, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Denesh Ramdin (wkt), Ravi Rampaul, Marlon Samuels, Shane Shillingford.


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