England is locking horns with the men in brown for the much-anticipated test series. The first test match of the series ended in a draw. The second test match is taking place in Barbados which started on March 16. The visitors won the toss and elected to bat.
West Indies playing 11 :
Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), John Campbell, Shamarh Brooks, Nkrumah Bonner, Jermaine Blackwood, Jason Holder, Joshua da Silva (wicketkeeper), Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Veerasammy Permaul, Jayden Seales
England playing 11 :
Joe Root (captain), Zak Crawley, Alex Lees, Dan Lawrence, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Foakes (wicketkeeper), Chris Woakes, Jack Leach, Matthew Fisher, Saqib Mahmood
Ben Stokes vs Jermaine Blackwood :
On day 3, During the third ball of the 103rd over, The all-rounder Ben Stokes was bowling the 17th over of the test and looked tired, which resulted in him exchanging some heated words with the Windies batsman Blackwood after delivering the ball.
The exchange went on for a few seconds before Stokes returned to take the run-up. Umpire had a long chat with the England captain Joe Root and the all-rounder. The chat seemed like an animated one.
Here’s the video of the incident :
Let the war of words commence! 🔥
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Here’s what Jermaine Blackwood said :
“I love playing against Ben Stokes, it’s always good fun, I love the battle, it pushes me, even more, when I’m batting. For a long time, Ben Stokes has liked to come at me. A little bit of banter. love it.
I think that’s good for cricket. I don’t have a problem with it, and it boosts my confidence as well, whenever I hear someone talking and coming at me, that even gets me on to stay more focused. I’m really glad he did that.
I think he bowled really well today, To be ultra-critical maybe he got a touch full every now and then. He got the ball past the bat, he beat the inside edge, created edges. One of those days it just didn’t go to hand”