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Live Cricket Score: England vs West Indies, 1st Test at Lords – Day one

Live Cricket Score: England vs West Indies, 1st Test at Lords - Day one

West Indies have registered only two wins in the last 30 Tests since beating England in 2009 © AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

 

London: May 17, 2012

 

The team from West Indies will face England in the first of a three-Test series at Lord’s on Thursday. The batting of the visiting side is likely to determine the course of the match

 

English bowlers are expected to thrive under seaming conditions at home. West Indies have registered only two wins in the last 30 Tests since beating England in 2009.

 

Kieran Powell made his second first-class hundred in West Indies’ 10-wicket defeat by the England Lions at Northampton last week, a match where number four Darren Bravo made two fifties.

 

However, Powell’s opening partner Adrian Barath and Kirk Edwards managed just 26 runs between them at Northampton, having only compiled 16 and eight respectively in the near washout against Sussex at Hove.

 

A lot would depend on Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who is currently the world number one batsman, to help West Indies give a tough fight to the home side.

 

There has been talk of promoting Chanderpaul up the order but it appears he is set to stay put – at least for the time being.

 

Although the stand-off between the West Indies Cricket Board and Chris Gayle came to an end, the Jamaican would be joining the team only after his commitment with the Indian Premier League comes to an end.

 

West Indian coach Ottis Gibson has backed his younger batsmen to come good.

 

The tourists, whose three leading pacemen – Kemar Roach (ankle), Fidel Edwards (back) and Ravi Rampaul (stiff neck) – have all overcome minor injury concerns, boast some firepower of their own.

 

England will be keen to make a commanding start after seeing their status as the world’s number one Test side diminished somewhat during a recent 3-0 defeat by Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates and a 1-1 draw in Sri Lanka.

 

An injury to Ravi Bopara could see Jonathan Bairstow, son of late England wicketkeeper David, make a Test debut at number six.

 

England, with five seamers in good form in their squad, face some awkward selection decisions.

 

Teams:

 

England: Andrew Strauss (C), Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott, Ian  Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Matt Prior (wk),  Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Graham Swann, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow

 

West Indies: Adrian Barath, Kieran Powell, Keith Edwards, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Marlon Samuels, Dinesh Ramdin (wk), Darren Sammy(C), Kemar Roach, Stuart Gabriel, Fidel Edwards

 

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