Wet weather has delayed the toss in Manchester ☂️ #ENGvWI https://t.co/NfyNezOaP6
— ICC (@ICC) 1594892192000
14:45 IST: It’s still drizzling in Manchester. We might have a delayed toss again.
14:30 IST: Bad News! It’s raining in Manchester.
Archer says sorry
“I fully accept the consequences of my actions, and I want to sincerely apologise to everyone in the bio-secure bub… https://t.co/A9SDe3VjyM
— ICC (@ICC) 1594887442000
Hello and welcome once again as we at Timesofindia.com continue with our live updates from West Indies’ tour of England, which moves to Manchester today for the start of the second Test.
England are chasing the three-match series having lost the first Test, and they suffered a body blow of sorts on the Thursday morning when fast bowler Jofra Archer was dropped for breaking the bio-secure protocol. He will now have to undergo a five-day isolation, during which he will be tested for COVID-19.
However, the welcome news for the hosts is that their regular skipper Joe Root has returned to lead the side.
That and much more in our Match Preview.