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Woakes eyes England return at Edgbaston

Woakes eyes England return at Edgbaston”

"With a couple of new guys to the fore in Test cricket, that's an opportunity for our bowlers", he added.

And in the few other day-night games that have already been played, some teams have radically rethought their batting.

Root warned against underestimating a West Indies side looking to record their first Test series win in England since 1988 and believes the pink ball will provide both sides with "different challenges" at Edgbaston.

The Three Lions will make one change to the side that played in the fourth and final Test against South Africa, with Surrey batsman Stoneman replacing former Durham team-mate Keaton Jennings as the opening partner for Alastair Cook. In England, the live streaming will be available on Sky Sports Watch, along with the live telecast on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2HD. Colour-blind players like Gary Ballance have been trying out special contact lenses in an attempt to help them see it better.

"Root said Woakes needed more time to regain full match fitness".

As Trevor Bayliss looks to introduce another spinner, Mason Crane has earned his first call-up having made just 25 first-class appearances for Hampshire. Test match cricket is played on the day - whether it's a red ball or a pink ball.

"He (Botham) has been an inspiration to me in how to take on Australia", said Stuart Broad, whose childhood years coincided with a prolonged English Ashes "drought". It was a lack of concentration and we need to learn from it very quickly. I covered the day-night test between Australia and South Africa past year, when Faf du Plessis declared at nine wickets down in the evening session, just to get the new ball in his bowlers' hands for the last 30 minutes.

"Ideally you want some to come in and set the world alight and their career moves forward from there but I'd like to think he'll get a very good opportunity and some good game time with England". What is good is that we came in whilst England were playing South Africa.

"I'm not saying they don't have batsmen who can score runs, they do", Ambrose said. In February 2010, it was announced that the MCC v Champion County match in Abu Dhabi later that year would become the first trial of pink ball cricket under floodlights, with the long-term aim of introducing day/night Tests.

"We have to make life as uncomfortable as possible for their senior players and put some pressure on the junior guys who are coming in", Holder said.

"The last time England played West Indies they were held to a 1-1 draw, albeit in the Caribbean".

"We needed to hit our lengths hard and we knew it was going to swing in the twilight, but we didn't execute our plan".

West Indies arrive a much weakened force to the fearsome side that ruled the Test scene in the 1980s and early '90s. But the squad has been strengthened by the comeback of Kemar Roach, the most experienced member of an attack not short of pace.

Runs will be a concern, but Roston Chase averages 48 from his first 10 Tests, with three centuries. We're obviously huge underdogs.

"It's an important series for a number of players". We also have [Shannon] Gabriel, who was injured.



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