1st Test | England vs West Indies at Edgbaston (Match Thread)

1st Test | England vs West Indies at Edgbaston (Match Thread)

Joined: 28 Dec 2003, 02:48

17 Aug 2017, 05:40 #1

Aug 17-21, 2017 - 1st Test at Edgbaston, Birmingham (day/night)

ENGLAND: Cook, Stoneman, Malan, Westley, Root, Bairstow, Stokes, Ali, Woakes, Roland-Jones, Broad

WEST INDIES TBA

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Joined: 07 Aug 2014, 16:58

17 Aug 2017, 08:17 #2

I'm not sure that XI is correct - it was announced yesterday that Woakes and Crane miss out, so Anderson is in.
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Joined: 20 Aug 2013, 11:26

17 Aug 2017, 08:38 #3

Aug 17-21, 2017 - 1st Test at Edgbaston, Birmingham (day/night)

ENGLAND: Cook, Stoneman, Malan, Westley, Root, Bairstow, Stokes, Ali, Woakes, Roland-Jones, Broad

WEST INDIES TBA

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The team (in batting order) was announced yesterday.

Cook, Stoneman, Westley, Root, Malan, Stokes, Bairstow, Ali, Roland-Jones, Broad, Anderson.
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Joined: 02 Jul 2014, 11:24

17 Aug 2017, 09:23 #4

Aug 17-21, 2017 - 1st Test at Edgbaston, Birmingham (day/night)

ENGLAND: Cook, Stoneman, Malan, Westley, Root, Bairstow, Stokes, Ali, Woakes, Roland-Jones, Broad

WEST INDIES TBA

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You would feel that this series should be a routine win, anything else would be a disaster for England before and ashes series.

In the wider context of test cricket though I hope the Windies put up a bit of a fight.
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17 Aug 2017, 09:35 #5

Aug 17-21, 2017 - 1st Test at Edgbaston, Birmingham (day/night)

ENGLAND: Cook, Stoneman, Malan, Westley, Root, Bairstow, Stokes, Ali, Woakes, Roland-Jones, Broad

WEST INDIES TBA

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Would call myself a traditionalist but interested to see how the day / night experiment works.

Really hope the West Indies are stronger then predicted.
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Joined: 02 Jan 2014, 10:57

17 Aug 2017, 10:09 #6

Aug 17-21, 2017 - 1st Test at Edgbaston, Birmingham (day/night)

ENGLAND: Cook, Stoneman, Malan, Westley, Root, Bairstow, Stokes, Ali, Woakes, Roland-Jones, Broad

WEST INDIES TBA

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According to Root, Woakes not fully fit for a Test Match (by which I assume he means "match fit"). Why is he in the squad then? Logically if Anderson or Broad pulls up, they would have to go outside of the squad for a replacement.
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Joined: 07 Aug 2014, 16:58

17 Aug 2017, 10:23 #7

Aug 17-21, 2017 - 1st Test at Edgbaston, Birmingham (day/night)

ENGLAND: Cook, Stoneman, Malan, Westley, Root, Bairstow, Stokes, Ali, Woakes, Roland-Jones, Broad

WEST INDIES TBA

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I think the West Indian pace attack could be a handful. They won't score enough runs though.
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Joined: 17 Oct 2013, 09:52

17 Aug 2017, 14:20 #8

Aug 17-21, 2017 - 1st Test at Edgbaston, Birmingham (day/night)

ENGLAND: Cook, Stoneman, Malan, Westley, Root, Bairstow, Stokes, Ali, Woakes, Roland-Jones, Broad

WEST INDIES TBA

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Looks like business as usual for England. The would-be back in the pavilion, the meat of the batting order now at the wicket. Looks like 500 plus to me.
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Joined: 17 Oct 2013, 09:52

17 Aug 2017, 15:23 #9

Aug 17-21, 2017 - 1st Test at Edgbaston, Birmingham (day/night)

ENGLAND: Cook, Stoneman, Malan, Westley, Root, Bairstow, Stokes, Ali, Woakes, Roland-Jones, Broad

WEST INDIES TBA

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Just a random thought: Is Ben Stokes turning into Vincent Van Gogh?
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Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

17 Aug 2017, 17:20 #10

Aug 17-21, 2017 - 1st Test at Edgbaston, Birmingham (day/night)

ENGLAND: Cook, Stoneman, Malan, Westley, Root, Bairstow, Stokes, Ali, Woakes, Roland-Jones, Broad

WEST INDIES TBA

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If the ball does nothing when the lights go on then the Windies are in deep doh dah.
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