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Chris Silverwood Speaks About Possible Team Combination for England vs West Indies Third Test

Chris Silverwood speaks about possible team combination for England vs West Indies third Test
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With the ongoing England vs West Indies series-leveling at 1-1 presently, the England cricket coach assured the fans that the side would be picking the strongest possible bowling attack for the third and final Test of the series. Chris Silverwood also mentioned that they would like to go with Dom Bess for the England-West Indies third Test.

England vs West Indies third Test to begin

The international cricket returned after months break due to the pandemic with England inviting West Indies for the three-match Test series. The hosts who want to regain the Wisden Trophy had won the first match but faced a defeat to the visitors in the second one. While the organizers are trying the best to keep the sides out of the touch of COVID-19, two sides are putting their best effort to showcase world-class cricket to the fans worldwide after so many days.
Speaking about the England-West Indies third Test, the head of the home side said that England are planning to play the strongest possible attack in the final match. “We’ve got to put out the strongest attack that’s available to us. It’s very difficult to keep everybody happy all the time. But if you do things for the right reason, I think there’s an understanding there. It’s about being very honest and open with what we are trying to do and why,” ESPNCricinfo quoted Silverwood as saying.

Coach on possible team combination

England vs West Indies’ third Test is going to be played in Manchester from July 24. Meanwhile, discussion regarding England’s team combination keeps making headlines. Pacer Stuart Broad was kept out of the first game. He had amazed one and all with his six-wicket hall in the second match of the series. James Anderson who had featured in the first out had given rest in the second Test. Jofra Archer was another big name who had missed the second Test for breaking protocols. Speaking about the team combination, the coach opined, “Everyone wants to play all the time and I’d probably be more disappointed if they didn’t. When you’re leaving out world-class players, from my point of view it’s a very good place for English cricket to be. It’s never easy and you’re always going to get pushback. But you try to be as honest as possible.”

While England have a bunch of in-form pacers, Dom Bess is the spinner that the side would like to include. Even the coach hinted about the same while speaking about the England-West Indies third Test. “I thought Bessy got better and better as the game went on. He found his rhythm and the last few overs he came to the forefront. All the options are on the table but Dom is the spinner that’s in possession at the moment,” Silverwood said.

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Written by Shreyasi Talukdar

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