England vs West Indies Test: Rain delayed the game
England takes on West Indies at Lords in 3rd test today. West Indies won the toss and choose to bat. This is the deciding test as this is the last test and both the teams have won 1 test each. The game is being interrupted by rain today. The weather was bright and sunny when there was a toss. Then there is overcast and umpires took the players out of the field.
There is no change in the West Indies team. England has made one change to its team with all-rounder Chris Woakes replaced by pace bowler Toby Roland. Woakes was included in the team in the 2nd test but was not much a success. He had played only one county championship match before returning to the England team as he had suffered a side strain.
It is home ground for Ronald-Jones; he played from Middlesex County. The England team expects much from him; he has already delivered good cricket and has taken 14 wickets against South Africa this summer.
James Anderson from England is looking forward to making a mark. He started his Test career at Lord’s 14 years ago against Zimbabwe and had the great debut as he took five wickets in the first innings. Now after a good career in cricket, he is back this week at the same famous ground and likely to make 500 Test wickets; he is just three wickets short.
This test match is also the last game for Ottis Gibson as England team bowling coach.
This England v West Indies Test series so far has been very interesting and entertaining. There was high-quality cricket, but at times it turned dramatic. The 2nd test at Headingley was full of fluctuations and drama.
West Indies’ victory at Leeds was their first test victory away to England since 2000. Now they are looking forward to getting their first test series win home away since 1995 except against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.
England captain Joe Root is very confident of his team and hoping for a series win along with the test.