Published: Fri, August 25, 2017
Sport | By Fredrick Flores

2nd Test of England vs West Indies

2nd Test of England vs West Indies

On the flipside, England have made the bold move of announcing their final 11 on the eve of the match with fast bowler Chris Woakes, now fully recovered from a side strain he sustained in June, making the cut, ahead of Toby Roland-Jones.

His recall was the only change to the England team that played at Edgbaston where Alastair Cook's double century and a hundred from England captain Joe Root established a commanding position cemented by Anderson and Broad.

The 76-year-old astonished his audience with his comment during a question and answer session in one of the intervals at last week's first Test with the West Indies.

Woakes will replace seamer Toby Roland-Jones, who might consider himself more than a little unlucky having impressed in his three Tests. The result of this second match of the series may be just as heavily one-sided.

But Jonny Bairstow, the wicket-keeper/batsman, insisted there was no danger of complacency setting in as England seek a fourth consecutive Test match win after a 3-1 success against South Africa.

"There's talent and a lot of desire in the West Indies side, a lot of want to prove people wrong and we don't want to be at the other end of that", the Yorkshire player told BBC Sport.

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Watch the second Test between England and Windies live on Sky Sports Cricket from 10am on Friday, with over-by-over commentary and in-play video clips on our live match blog - available across Sky Sports digital platforms. "If anything, it's nice to know that over a period of time I've been quite consistent in terms of helping us get decent scores".

"If you get through those hard periods - if it's a bit cloudy and it's nipping or swinging - then it's a fantastic place to bat. Taking that in, we understand we've got to be better and we're aiming to do that". I believe in these young men.

"The way we played in the last game and the two previous games - we've played some really strong cricket, and the more momentum we can build moving forward is really important for us". "They've got the opportunity to turn it around".

He added: "International cricket's pretty tough and in this part of the world, when you are playing against an experienced England side, it's even tougher".

"But, at the same time, if you go at it in a way that you don't respect the conditions, and you don't respect what the ball's doing, then it can be hard".

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