RCI St. Lucia
posted on April 21, 2015 11:46
England is likely to make one change to their starting XI for the second Test against West Indies in Grenada, which starts on Tuesday.
The tourists have a doubt over spinner James Tredwell who hurt his arm in the closing stages of last week’s drawn first Test in Antigua
Spin bowling all-rounder Moeen Ali is therefore set to return to the side after he joined the squad on Saturday after recovering from an abdominal injury suffered at the World Cup.
Skipper Alastair Cook has also held open the possibility that Tredwell could remain in the team, if he is passed fit, alongside Moeen if the pitch appeared responsive, although leg-spinner Adil Rashid is another option for England.
The West Indies XI will also have at least one change to the side that earned a draw in Antigua, after spinner Sulieman Benn was dropped.
Benn has been replaced by medium pacer Shannon Gabriel in the 14-man squad.
The omission of Benn leaves Devendra Bishoo as the only specialist in the squad, meaning he could get the nod to start.
England were frustrated by a fine rearguard action from West Indies on the final day of the first Test, led by an unbeaten century from Jason Holder
The game is only the third Test to be played at Grenada and a crowd of more than 11,000 is expected on the first two days on an island with a population just over 100,000.