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Cricket : West Indies VS England, 3rd Test Old Trafford Manchester, England Batting First

In a series which resume the International cricket after 117 days and both England and West Indies played high class cricket and made the excitement live through out all the matches, Now meeting today at Old Trafford Manchester to play the rd and final test which will decide the outcome of the test series winner result as both teams are on 1-1, If West Indies wins the 3rd test it will be a historic test series win for them oversees also in England after 32 years since they won a test series here, England under the captaincy of Joe Root is looking a very well balanced side and the team is delivering from both departments Batting and Bowling as they first put a commanding total in the first innings of the 2nd test and pulled out the match from nowhere after the wash of 3rd day thanks to spectacular bowling by English team specially Stuart Broad.

With the points of the current test, matches are also counted in International world test series of ICC if West Indies wins the series it will give them good points considering oversees win as well

The weather for Manchester however is not idol as heavy rain is expected today, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. If weather predication turned out to be good than washout of the 3rd test is also on the cards with the outcome as draw not only in the 3rd test but the whole series.

England team has made Two changes in the playing eleven as Jofra Archer and James Anderson both were part of the playing eleven in the first test were missed in the 2nd and now joined back the team in the 3rd test and got the place in the playing eleven. Jofra Archer was asked to isolate for 5 days as he broke the bio security protocol before the 2nd test.

West Indies made one change in the team as they played the spinner Rahkeem Cornwall in place of Alzarri Joseph

Here are the playing Elevens for both of the teams

England Playing XI

1 Joe Root (c),2 Jos Buttler (wk), 3 Rory Burns, 4 Ben Stokes, 5 Ollie Pope, 6 Dom Sibley, 7 Chris Woakes, 8 Dom Bess, 9 Jofra Archer, 10 Stuart Broad, 11 James Anderson.

West Indies Playing XI

1 Jason Holder, 2 Shane Dowrich (wk), 3 Shai Hope, 4 Shamarh Brooks, 5 Roston Chase, 6 Jermaine Blackwood, 7 John Campbell, 8 Kraigg Brathwaite, 9 Rahkeem Cornwall, 10 Kemar Roach, 11 Shannon Gabriel.

 

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