England bowler Joffra Archer returned to the squad for the third and final Test against the West Indies after breaking the bio protocol. Apart from Archer, James Anderson and Mark Wood have also been included in the 14-member England squad. The third Test starts in Manchester on Friday.
The 25-year-old Archer was dropped from the second Test against the West Indies because he broke bio-protocol and went home after the first Test. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) fined the bowler 15,000 pounds (about 14 lakh rupees). After Archer’s apology, the ECB approved him to play the third Test.
Broad and Vokes took 11 wickets in the second Test.
Anderson and Wood were rested in the second Test. He was replaced by Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes in the England team. Now in the last match it will be interesting to see which fast bowlers the team management feeds. Because in the last Test, a trio of Broad, Sam Karan and Vox bowled well. Broad took 6 in the match, while Vox took 5 wickets. In such a situation, it will be difficult for the team management to ignore these two bowlers in the third Test.
West Indies have a chance to win Test series in England after 32 years
The three-match Test series between England and West Indies is currently 1–1. The visiting team won the first Test in Southampton by 4 wickets, while England won by 113 runs in Manchester. The West Indies have a chance to win the Test series in England after 32 years. He last won the 5-Test series 4–0 in 1988. At the same time, the England team will work hard to retain the Wisden Trophy. The hosts have not lost a Test series in 6 years.
England team for the third Test: Joe Root (captain), James Anderson, Joffra Archer, Dominic Bais, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jose Butler, Jack Crawley, Sam Karan, Ollie Pope, Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.