West Indies won the 1st match against England and now holds a 1-0 lead. England vs West Indies 2nd Test match 2020 is going to be played at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester starting on the 16th of July 2020.
After winning the One-Day Cricket World Cup last year, England have been playing great cricket whether it is ODI or Test, but losing the first Test match in the home series at the hands of the West Indies was a surprise. Under the leadership of Ben Stokes, the team failed to do much, in the next match, the regular captain of the team, who will join the Root team, will strengthen their position, while the exit of Stuart Broad in the first Test proved to be costly for England.
Holder captained the team to a resounding victory and Holder himself took 6 wickets in the first innings in the first Test, bowling his bowling, which helped England to just 204, apart from Shannon Grabial's four in the first innings. And in the second innings five England batsmen were sent to the pavilion and also won the man of the match award.
The first two days of the Southampton Test match were badly affected by the rain, but this is unlikely to happen at Manchester's Rose Bowl. The weather forecast is cloudy on the first day of the game, but will blossom for the next four days and there is little chance of any disruptions in the match.
Old Trafford's pitch proves to be helpful for fast bowlers and England might consider bringing Stuart Broad into the playing XI. Because here on the pitch the bowlers will get swing and the batsmen may have to face some trouble.
England - Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Root (captain), Zach Crowley, Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jose Butler (wicketkeeper), Dominic Bess, Joffra Archer, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
West Indies - John Campbell, Craig Braithwaite, Shai Hope, Shammer Brooks, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Shane Daurich (wicketkeeper), Jason Holder (captain), Alzarri Joseph, Camar Roach, Shannon Gabriel
These players will be watching
England - Joe Root, Jofra Archer
West Indies - Jason Holder, Craig Braithwaite