England v West Indies, 2nd ODI, The Oval
Injured Darren Bravo Return Home Before Crucial Game18-Jun-2012 16:47:00 GMT
London: England added Warwickshire paceman Chris Woakes to their squad on Monday for the two one-day internationals (ODIs) against the West Indies.
Woakes was called up into the squad in case, a statement said, Jade Dernbach was unavailable for the remaining fixtures on "compassionate grounds".
English cricket was stunned Monday when promising batsman Tom Maynard, a Surrey team-mate of Dernbach's, died aged just 23 after being hit by a London Underground train.
Fast-medium bowler Dernbach didn't feature as England took a 1-0 lead in their three-match one-day series against the West Indies courtesy of a 114-run win under the Duckworth/Lewis method at Southampton on Saturday.
The second ODI is at The Oval, Surrey's headquarters ground in south London, on Tuesday.
Woakes, 23, has taken seven wickets at just over 21 apiece in his four ODIS, with his most recent appearance against Ireland in Dublin last year.
Meanwhile West Indies batsman Darren Bravo was ruled out of the remainder of the series after suffering a groin injury while fielding at Southampton.
England: Alastair Cook (captain), James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Craig Kieswetter (wk), Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott, Chris Woakes
West Indies: Darren Sammy (captain), Tino Best, Johnson Charles, Fidel Edwards, Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith
Pitch and conditions
The forecast is dry for the match which, given the English summer so far, is a significant event. Batsmen generally prosper on good one-day pitches at The Oval although for domestic matches Surrey often like them to turn.
Stats and trivia
- The two teams have only played three previous ODIs at The Oval, the last being the 2004 Champions Trophy final when West Indies won by two wickets.
- If Gayle plays he will be one of two survivors from that match along with Dwayne Bravo.
- An England opening batsman has scored a hundred in their last five ODIs; Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen twice followed by Ian Bell.
Tuesday June 18, 2012
Start time 10.45 local (0945 GMT)