May 23, 2012

English cricket

'West Indies may struggle at Trent Bridge'

Carlyle Laurie

Former England captain Alec Stewart, writing for bbc.co.uk, said that though England played well in the first Test at Lord’s, he expects them to be stronger in the second Test at Trent Bridge, where they have won their last three Test matches - against India, Pakistan and New Zealand - by massive margins.

The West Indies will find the going in Nottingham even tougher than they did at Lord's because the ground is renowned as a swing bowler's paradise and in James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Tim Bresnan, England have three of the best in the business. The Windies attack has plenty of pace but you wouldn't call them big swing bowlers, so conditions are likely to favour England heavily.

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