Following their drastic defeat in the first test against visitors at Southampton, England wish to hos the second test for West Indies in the ongoing test series. The 2nd Test match England vs West Indies will be played at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester from 16th to 20th July 2020. You can check Who will win Eng vs WI 2nd Test Today Match Prediction here on this page.
England vs West Indies 2nd Test Today Match Prediction
It was total failure from English bowling side when they planned the first test for West Indies at The Rose Bowl, Southampton. Though, England put 204 on the board in the first Innings. But, West Indies took the lead by scoring 318 in their first turn. As a result, England trailed by 114 in their second innings. Despite their full efforts, England managed to put 313 runs in their second innings. Therefore, West Indies needed 200 to win the first test in their second innings.
Though, West Indies started losing early wicked in their chase, but a steady innings of 95 from Jermaine Blackwood dragged Windies to the victory. Hence, West Indies won the first test by four wickets. Now, they will meet the host team in the second test at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester from 16th to 20th July 2020.
England will win this test. After losing the previous test against West Indies, the English team is in great pressure. If they loose this test, they will give away their chances to save the series. So, England will be giving their best to win this test match. They key to the victory for England is to score big partnerships and go for early wickets.
On the other side, West Indies are feeling comfortable after their previous win. Now, they must keep this momentum going. Jason Holder is in good shape and his all round performance is a good sign for Windies. All in all we will witness a good test match.
England Team Squad
Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, Zak Crawley, Ben Stokes (c), Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Dominic Bess, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes.
West Indies Team Squad
John Campbell, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich (wk), Jason Holder (c), Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel, Rahkeem Cornwall, Chemar Holder, Nkrumah Bonner, Raymon Reifer.