England will take on West Indies in the second test match of the Wisden Trophy to be held at Old Trafford. The visitors outperformed the home side with a resilient batting performance in the 4th innings following up after a strong bowling performance.

The home side will be raring to come back and some changes to the squad could be expected from the English.

Here are the top six players to watch out for from the second test match in the Wisden Trophy.

Joe Root – England

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Joe Root is ready and fit to play after sitting out of the first test match on the account of the birth of his child. He will be replacing Joe Denly in the starting XI and is ready to lead the side again. His form will be important ahead of this test match to give his struggling side the needed comeback. England has struggled in the first test in the batting, so now its time for Root to deliver for them.

Stuart Broad – England

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Disappointed for not being selected in the XI for the first test, but won’t be disappointed this time. Stuart Broad is ready to deliver for the team with his swing bowling. With over 485 wickets and a very good record in the home conditions, he is sure primed to make an impact for the English.

Shannon Gabriel – West Indies

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With excellent pace and swing in his bowling arsenal, Gabriel has proved his point in the first test by picking up 9 wickets and being awarded the man of the match. This time also he would be looking forward to giving his side the needed victory to win the series.

Rory Burns – England

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Rory Burns is looking confident ahead of the 2nd test. He came up with good starts in the first and second innings but didn’t score big. This time around there would be expectations from him to do the best for his side. The 29-year-old Surrey opener will certainly do his best to make an impact on the match.

Jason Holder – West Indies

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Talking about the perfect allrounder in the side, we come across none other than Jason Holder, the Windies skipper. The captain bowled an impressive figure in the first innings of the first test picking up 6 wickets and restricting the English batting order to just 204 runs. This time around at Old Trafford also his efforts will be needed to lead the side to a win.

Shai Hope – West Indies

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Shai Hope missed out on scoring big in the first test match of the Wisden Trophy. But this time around he can play a very important part as there is a doubt that how to fit the opener John Campbell into the lineup. If he misses out then a lot of responsibility will be on Shai Hope to deliver the best for his side in his absence.


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