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Ollie Pope confident England will maintain Test match intensity without fans

1 month ago   |   By Cricket365

Ollie Pope insists England will not allow the absence of fans to dial down their Test match intensity when they face the West Indies in a deserted Ageas Bowl next week.
England's 29-man training group warmed-up for the return of international cricket with a three-day internal match in Southampton and many were struck by the eerie silence that greeted them in the ground.
There has been some talk of piping in crowd noise or using music between overs to fill the void but Pope, who made a free-flowing 55 not out on the final afternoon before the match ended in a draw, is sure that the occasion...
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Dom Bess preferred to Jack Leach and Moeen Ali as England name 13-man squad to face West Indies

Dom Bess preferred to Jack Leach and Moeen Ali as England name 13-man squad to face West Indies

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

Joe Denly is also retained ahead of uncaped Dan Lawrence with Ben Stokes set to captain England for next week's first Test in the absence of Joe Root
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Sam Curran out but Denly in England's squad for first Test against West Indies

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Nine reserves also called up by selectors Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali not part of either list England have named a 13-man squad for their long-awaited return to Test cricket against the West Indies next week, preferring Joe Denly to the uncapped Dan Lawrence and confirming Dom Bess as number one spinner. Selectors met at the conclusion of a three-day internal warm-up match on Friday and settled the few remaining questions over the shape of the side that will line up at the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday, as well as retaining a further nine reserve players.
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England leave out Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali from 22-man list ahead of first Test West Indies test

England leave out Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali from 22-man list ahead of first Test West Indies test

1 month ago   |   By Daily Mail

LAWRENCE BOOTH: The spinner's role has been entrusted to Somerset's 22-year-old Dom Bess, who impressed during England's 3-1 win in South Africa earlier this year.
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Dom Bess picked as England's spinner in 13-man squad for first West Indies Test

Dom Bess picked as England's spinner in 13-man squad for first West Indies Test

1 month ago   |   By Wessexfm

Dom Bess has been named as England's sole spinner in a 13-man squad for the first raisethebat Test against West Indies at The Ageas Bowl.
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England name 13-man squad and nine reserves for first West Indies Test

England name 13-man squad and nine reserves for first West Indies Test

1 month ago   |   By Metro

England's Test series against West Indies starts next week
England have named a 13-man squad and nine reserves for the first Test against West Indies at the Ageas Bowl.
The three-match series, which will be played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, starts on Wednesday in Southampton.
Ben Stokes will captain the side in the absence of Joe Root , who has left England's training bubble to attend the birth of his second child .
The most notable omission from England's 13-man squad and reserve list is Moeen Ali, who had looked set for a return to the Test team for the first...
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