West Indies batsmen need to put the runs on the board to challenge England at The Oval © Getty Images
By CricketCountry Staff
London: Jun 19, 2012
The Oval is the setting for the second One Day International (ODI) between England and the West Indies. The tourists are looking forward to avenge their Test series loss and the defeat in the first ODI against England.
England, on the other hand, added Warwickshire paceman Chris Woakes to their squad on Monday for the two one-day internationals (ODIs) against the West Indies.
England have won the toss and elected to bowl first. Chris Gayle has returned for West Indies, while Tino Best has replaced Andre Russell. England are unchanged from their previous match.
Woakes was called up into the squad in case, a statement said, Jade Dernbach was unavailable for the remaining fixtures on “compassionate grounds”.
English cricket was stunned on Monday when promising batsman Tom Maynard, a Surrey team-mate of Dernbach’s, died aged just 23 after being hit by a London Underground train.
Fast-medium bowler Dernbach didn’t feature as England took a 1-0 lead in their three-match one-day series against the West Indies courtesy of a 115-run win under the Duckworth/Lewis method at Southampton on Saturday.
The second ODI is at The Oval, Surrey’s headquarters ground in south London, on Tuesday.
Woakes, 23, has taken seven wickets at just over 21 apiece in his four ODIS, with his most recent appearance against Ireland in Dublin last year.
Meanwhile West Indies batsman Darren Bravo was ruled out of the remainder of the series after suffering a groin injury while fielding at Southampton.
The tourists said on Monday they would not be summoning a replacement.
England: Alastair Cook(c), Ian Bell, Jonathan Trott, Ravi Bopara, Eoin Morgan, Craig Kieswetter(wk), Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Steven Finn, James Anderson
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Smith, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Darren Sammy (C), Tino Best, Ravi Rampaul, Sunil Narine
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