English player Joe Denly will not be a part of the second Test match between the West Indies and England on July 16.
England has seen the return of their team captain Joe Root after he has missed out the first Test match. What follows after that is Joe Denly being dropped out of the lineup along with James Anderson and Mark Wood being asked to rest first. This is because of the fact that England wishes to rotate their bowlers during their schedule which takes up about seven weeks.
As per Root, ‘It's never an easy decision, having to leave someone out. He (Denly) has done a brilliant job over a period of time. He's helped show our identity as a side and showed how we want to play moving forward, batting a long period of time and laying a platform’.
‘Watching Zak's progression, his game continually looks to get stronger. Joe is someone that's done a fantastic job for us and I think he'll be just as frustrated as anyone that he's not managed to quite convert those opportunities. But certainly, the door's not closed. He's been a big part of our squad for some time now. He gets if he gets an opportunity to come back again, then I'm sure he'll be desperate to take it’, he added.
Root will play at number four as Zak Crawley moves up to number three. England has lost the first Test by four wickets and aims to get back on the second match. So far, the odds of the upcoming match are -434.78 for England and +292 for the West Indies. To stay updated with their match, visit Betwala.
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