England win toss and bat against Windies in 2nd Test
CHESTER-LE-STREET: An unchanged England have won the toss and chosen to bat in the second and final Test against West Indies. After the fracas of the last 24 hours in which Chris Gayle laid bare his opinions of Test cricket, West Indies urgently need to focus on their cricket if they''re to square the series and retain the Wisden Trophy.
England, on the other hand, have few such concerns and following their impressively comprehensive win last week at Lord''s, now have the opportunity to seal this mini-series in emphatic fashion to set-up their summer, and send a warning to Australia that they are ready for their arrival. This is, of course, the last Test before the Ashes and vital that they continue their winning form.
England: Andrew Strauss (captain), Alastair Cook, Ravi Bopara, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Matt Prior (wk), Stuart Broad, Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Graham Onions.
West Indies: Chris Gayle (captain), Devon Smith, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Lendl Simmons, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Brendan Nash, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn, Fidel Edwards, Lionel Baker.