Saqib Mahmood will replace the injured Mark Wood on his Test debut in England’s second Test against the West Indies on Wednesday
Last update: 03/15/22 6:11 p.m.
Saqib Mahmood will make his Test debut in England’s second Test against the West Indies in Barbados, replacing injured Mark Wood.
A debut appearance from the Lancashire tailor is the only change from the XI which took place on flat ground in Antigua last week, with Ollie Robinson not included.
Wood injured his elbow during the first test.
Mahmood, 25, has played in seven one-day internationals and 12 Twenty20s over the past two-and-a-half years but this is his first chance to show off his international credentials with a red ball in hand.
Robinson’s omission came as a bit of a surprise given England’s apparent positivity over his recovery from a back spasm, but despite a long bowl in the net on Monday he was left out as Chris Woakes and Craig Overton retained their places.
England XI for the second Test
1. Alex Lees
2. Zak Crawley
3. Joe Root
4. Dan Lawrence
5. Ben Stokes
6. Jonathan Bairstow
7. Ben Foakes
8. Chris Woake
9. Craig Overton
10. Jack Leach
11. Saqib Mahmoud