England recalls Roland-Jones for decisive test vs Windies

Beth Cruz
September 7, 2017

But they now have the chance to win their first Test series in England since 1988. Root's team is otherwise unchanged, meaning Tom Westley is retained at number three despite averaging 20 in his first four Tests.

The 35-year-old is only three wickets away from 500 Test dismissals - a feat which just two other seam bowlers have managed to achieve in history - Glenn McGrath and Courtney Walsh. "As long as we get the win I'm not too fussed".

Durham County Cricket Club are delighted to host such a scintillating fixture that will see world class players such as David Warner, Mitchell Starc, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Alex Hales and Joe Root go head-to-head at Chester-le-Street, with United Kingdom sports betting offers at a prime. "He doesn't even know me and I played with him at Essex", said Law.

As part of England's home schedule for the 2018, the European Central Bank has slotted a chunk of Test matches against India.

A series decider at Lord's is the stuff of dreams for fans and players alike but will it turn into an England nightmare? Allied with the batting of Viv Richards, Gordan Greenidge and Desmond Haynes, Holding was part of the West Indies that won matches all over the world and are still considered the greatest team ever to play the game.


The tour featured several unruly moments, including pace bowler Colin Croft shoulder-charging Kiwi umpire Fred Goodall as he ran into bowl in one of the tests. "I thought we showed great character last week, coming back into the game after a poor start". It was dark and Graham Gooch had to call his troops from the field and West Indies grabbed a draw. "I was getting ready for some more embarrassment".

"I grew up at a time when West Indies dominated the world".

Lara also used the lecture to appeal for the introduction of a Boxing Day Test in the Caribbean - "the amount of you guys who could come out to Barbados and Antigua would, I'm sure, fill the stadium", he said - and congratulate the West Indies side that recently won the Leeds Test.

"We've done some good things over the few months, or maybe 12 months, but not quite got that consistency going yet and that's something that we're really striving for".

MCC President Matthew Fleming said, "We are anticipating another very special occasion at Lord's and I am delighted that the stands look set to be full for the culmination of this fascinating Test series".

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