| | Updated: 24 Jul 2020, 10:28:00 AM IST
Host England won the previous Test match by a miraculous game from charismatic all-rounder Ben Stokes. Along with this, the series was equaled with the West Indies. The team management, however, later indicated that Stokes might be rested in the next match. Here, James Anderson, who had rested in the last match, is ready to return once again. Pace Boller Joffra Archer has also come back to life after suffering a penalty for breaking the Kovid protocol.
The English think-tank is in a dilemma over the pace bowling attack in the third and deciding Test match starting today. Despite this, the team will be ready to come up with increased morale, there are no two opinions in this. On the other hand, the form of top order batsmen has become a matter of concern for the West Indies and in such a situation some significant changes can be seen in the final XI of both teams.
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weather: There will be movement of clouds on the five days of the match and during this time it may rain. Heavy rain is expected on the fourth day
Pitch: Former Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis believes that the mood of Old Trafford's pitch has changed. After the last Test match, it is possible that spinners may also play an important role here.
- The West Indies team has not won a single Test series in England since 1988.
- Only three times since 1995, the West Indies team has taken the lead in the first innings of the Test on foreign soil.
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- England – 4
- West Indies – 8
Face to face
- Total Test: 159
- England won – 50
- West Indies won – 58
- Draw – 51
Expected Playing XI
England: Joe Root, (captain), Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes, Jack Crowley, Ollie Pope, Jose Butler (wicketkeeper), Dom Bess, Joffra Archer, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad
West Indies: Jason Holder (Captain), John Campbell, Craig Braithwaite, Shai Hope, Shamar Brooks, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich, Alzarri Joseph, Camar Roach, Shannon Grabriel