England field, Gayle returns

2012-06-19 11:45
Chris Gayle (File)

London - England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and elected to field against the West Indies in the second one-day international at The Oval on Tuesday.

England were unchanged from the side that won by 114 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis method at Southampton on Saturday to go 1-0 up in the three-match series.

The West Indies made two changes with opener Chris Gayle back after 15 months out of international action following a dispute with Caribbean cricket chiefs after Darren Bravo was sidelined from the rest of the tour with a hip problem.

Fast bowler Tino Best took the place of Andre Russell after the all-rounder suffered a shoulder injury while batting at Southampton.

A minute's silence in memory of Tom Maynard, the Surrey and England Lions batsman who died aged just 23 on Monday, was set to take place before the start.



Alastair Cook (captain), Ian Bell, Jonathan Trott, Ravi Bopara, Eoin Morgan, Craig Kieswetter (wkt), Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Steven Finn, James Anderson

West Indies:

Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Denesh Ramdin (wkt) Dwayne Smith, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy (captain), Tino Best, Ravi Rampaul, Sunil Narine

Umpires: Tony Hill (NZL) and Rob Bailey (ENG)

TV umpire: Kumar Dharmasena (SRI)

Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)

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