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England field, Gayle returns

2012-06-19 11:45

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.

Teams:

England:

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)

AFP