August 25, 2017 / 10:21 AM / a year ago

England win toss and bat in second test v West Indies

REUTERS - England captain Joe Root won the toss and chose to bat in the second test against West Indies at Headingley on Friday.

Cricket - England vs West Indies - Second Test - Leeds, Britain - August 25, 2017 England's Mark Stoneman hits a four Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith

England, who won the first of the three-test series by an innings and 209 runs, made one change to that side with medium pacer Chris Woakes returning from injury in place of Toby Roland-Jones.

West Indies made two changes to their team with spinner Devendra Bishoo coming in for Alzarri Joseph and the injured seamer Miguel Cummins replaced by Shannon Gabriel.

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

West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich (wicketkeeper), Jason Holder (captain), Kemar Roach, Devendra Bishoo, Shannon Gabriel.

Reporting by Simon Evans; Editing by Amlan Chakraborty

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