England call up Anderson, Stokes for 2nd Pakistan Test
Skipper Virat Kohli says he received \"words of gold\" from West Indies batting legend Vivian Richards who visited the Indian team hotel ahead of the first cricket Test here.
Skipper Virat Kohli says he received "words of gold" from West Indies batting legend Vivian Richards who visited the Indian team hotel ahead of the first cricket Test here.
The first of the four Tests between India and West Indies will be played at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua from July 21-25.
Indian cricketers such as Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Murali Vijay and KL Rahul got themselves clicked with the former West Indies captain, who seemed to be giving them some useful tips.
Kohli, who has often been praised by Richards for his attacking batting, wrote on his Twitter handle:
England added premier pace bowler James Anderson, all-rounder Ben Stokes and leg-spinner Adil Rashid into an expanded 14-man squad announced Monday for Friday's second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford.
The trio took no part in England's 75-run defeat in the first of a four-match series at Lord's on Sunday.
But Anderson, England's all-time leading Test wicket-taker, and Stokes have both been passed fit following their respective shoulder and knee injuries.
Meanwhile Rashid, yet to play a home Test, could feature as a back-up or even an alternative to Moeen Ali after the off-break bowler came in for some harsh treatment by Pakistan's batsmen at Lord's.
Anderson and Stokes helped prove their fitness by taking part in the ongoing County Championship match between Lancashire and Durham at Southport, near Liverpool.
Alastair Cook (captain), Alex Hales, Joe Root, James Vince, Gary Balance, Jonny Bairstow (wicketkeeper), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Adil Rashid, Steven Finn, Jake Ball.