England vs WI: Jason eyes entry into elite group ahead of Manchester Test

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 7/16/2020 11:55:11 AM


New Delhi, July 15 West Indies are in a great position to claim their first Test series win in England in nearly 32 years as both teams gear up for the second match in Manchester on Thursday. The Windies completely outclassed a full-strength English side in the first Test in Southampton last week thanks to an allround performance from their players and are now in with a shot to retain the Wisden Trophy if they win at Old Trafford. Jason Holder, the captain who led from the front at the Ageas Bowl, has won four of his last six Tests against England and could become the first Windies captain to win a series in the country since 1988. West Indies last won a series in England by whitewashing the hosts 4-0 under Richards. There is another record in sight for skipper Jason Holder. The No.1-ranked all-rounder in the format needs one more win to become the third-most successful West Indies captain in Test cricket. Holder had matched Richie Richardson with his 11th Test win in the last match in Southampton. Clive Lloyd and Viv Richards are ahead of the Holder with 36 and 24 Test wins, respectively. Holder has won 11 of the 33 Tests he has led the Windies in so far. West Indies as a team have been at their best against England in redball cricket in the last 5 years, having won 5 of the 10 matches they have played since 2015. Their win percentage against England stands at 50 in the said time period whereas against the others it drops down to 20.59 with just 7 wins from 34 Tests. England's loss in the Southampton Test was the 8th instance of them losing the first match of a Test series in the last 10 campaigns. But they have managed to bounce back from the early blemish most of the times. With regular captain Joe Root coming back to lead the side in Manchester, England will be looking to right the wrongs and bounce.

 

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