The series and Wisden Trophy is up for grabs as England and West Indies meet in the 3rd and final test of the series at Old Trafford. West Indies won the first test, with Jason Holder and Shannon Gabriel in fine bowling form and Jermaine Blackwood locking triumph with the bat.
But Ben Stokes enlightened England to victory in the second test as the hosts leveled the series, confirming it is all to play for in this final match.
Today Friday, July 24, 2020, 3rd Test
• England have named Jofra Archer in the 14 man squad for this match.
The host will retain the same batting line up as the one the selected for the third Test with Zak Crawley at number three and Jos Buttler wearing the wicketkeeping gloves at number seven.
• West Indies were unchanged last time out but their bowlers could not make the same impact they did in the first test. There are options to change if they wish, with uncapped Chemar Holder an option on the bowling front.
When: Friday, From July 24 to July 28, ( 3.30 PM)
Where: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
Playing XI: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Dominic Bess, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
Playing XI: Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich(w), Jason Holder(c), Rahkeem Cornwall, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel
England: Ben Stokes, James Anderson, Dominic Bess, Jofra Archer, Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (captain), Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler, Dom Sibley, Mark Wood, Ollie Robinson, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran
West Indies: Jason Holder (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Raymon Reifer and Kemar Roach, Nkrumah Bonner, Rahkeem Cornwall, Chemar Holder
Toss West Indies WON the toss, and elected to bowl first.