Live Cricket Score: England vs West Indies, second Test, Trent Bridge - Day one

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By CricketCountry Staff


Nottingham: May 25, 2012

West Indies team will be under pressure to level the series against a dominating England as they head into the second Test on Friday at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

And, after a five-wicket victory in the first Test at Lord’s, few would bet against Andrew Strauss’s number one ranked side going 2-0 up in Nottingham

The likes of opener Adrian Barath, Kieran Powell and Kirk Edwards can expect their techniques to be tested again by James Anderson and Stuart Broad, man-of-the-match at Lord’s with an 11-wicket haul, at a Trent Bridge ground renowned for aiding swing bowling.

West Indies have won just twice in their last 31 Tests and are without a win in 15 Tests in England, a run including 13 defeats.

They badly need someone in the top order to lend more support to Chanderpaul and Marlon Samuels, who made 86 in the second innings at Lord’s.

Ravi Rampaul set to play his first match of the series in place of injured Shanon Gabriel and spinner Shane Shillingford replaces Fidel Edwards.

And they could add some much needed variety to their attack by recalling spinner Shane Shillingford.

Despite taking 10 wickets in his previous Test appearance against Australia, Shillingford was omitted at Lord’s where Samuels’ part-time slow bowling posed few problems.

England all-rounder Tim Bresnan may have celebrated his 12th win in as many career Test appearances at Lord’s but a match return of one for 144 has left his place vulnerable to a challenge from pacers Steven Finn and Graham Onions.

Teams:

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

West Indies: Adrian Barath, Kieran Powell, Kirk Edwards, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Darren Sammy (c), Kemar Roach, Ravi Rampaul, Shane Shillingford

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