Joe Root

This Test will be Root’s first as a captain on his home ground. © Getty Images

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Toss: Joe Root, the England captain, won the toss and opted to bat first against Windies in the second Test at Headingley in Leeds on Friday (August 25).

Team news
England: IN: Chris Woakes OUT: Toby Roland-Jones

Windies: IN: Devendra Bishoo, Shannon Gabriel OUT: Alzarri Joseph, Miguel Cummins

Series: This is the second Test of the three-match series. This Test will be Root’s first as a captain on his home ground, and his team will be full of confidence after making short work of Windies in the first game, which they won by an innings and 209 runs.

Conditions: It’s a bright and sunny day with a nice brown coating over the wicket. The pitch looks good for batting.

England: Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Tom Westley, Joe Root (capt), Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

Windies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich (wk), Jason Holder (capt), Devendra Bishoo, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel.