Stuart Broad may miss first Test in opposition to West Indies: Reports

Southampton, July 6

Senior England pacer Stuart Broad is likely to be dropped from the taking part in XI for the primary Test in opposition to West Indies beginning Wednesday with Jofra Archer and Mark Wood being tipped to companion James Anderson.

According to a report in ‘The Guardian, “Broad faces the prospect of missing a first home Test match in eight years as England give serious consideration to unleashing the dual pace of Jofra Archer and Mark Wood at the earliest opportunity.”

Both Wood and Archer have had their harm points however are actually match match. Wood, who had suffered a stress fracture throughout England’s tour of South Africa is now good to go.

With just one spinner in offie Dom Bess, Broad’s place within the taking part in XI has come underneath doubt.

“With no spare batsman in this final group for Wednesday and one spinner, Dom Bess, it leaves the make-up of the seam attack as the only issue still to be debated by Chris Silverwood, the head coach, and Ben Stokes, his stand-in captain,” the paper reported.

 Even Chris Woakes regardless of his good present within the intra-squad warm-up sport is prone to miss out within the Ageas Bowl sport.

Broad final missed a house Test when he was rested in opposition to West Indies in 2012 and with 485 Test scalps is simply second to Anderson by way of highest wicket-takers for England.

England head coach Silverwood and stand-in captain Stokes, nevertheless, may go for Wood, who is thought to bowl at 90 miles per hour.

However with six back-to-back Tests in opposition to the Windies and Pakistan, the rotation coverage could possibly be used to maintain the paces contemporary.

“Three back-to-back Tests against West Indies, followed by three more in quick succession versus Pakistan in August, make rotation inevitable this summer and mean the seamers who miss out first up may not be on the side-lines for long,” the paper reported.

England squad: Ben Stokes (captain), James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Ollie Pope, Dom Sibley, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood. PTI

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