England bring in Chris Woakes for Toby Roland-Jones in second Test

A rare moment of joy for West Indies’ players in England

"The last time we had a Test match here it was good for us as a team, and hopefully this will be exactly the same", he said, as he faced the media ahead of the game against West Indies that starts on Friday. "If anything, it's nice to know that over a period of time I've been quite consistent in terms of helping us get decent scores".

The West Indies are now without several senior players, the result of a longstanding row with administrators and a clash with the Caribbean Premier League, although the likes of Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels are set to arrive in time for the subsequent one-day global series with England.

Yet the 28-year-old will need to hit the ground running to guarantee a starting spot in this winter's Ashes series after Roland-Jones took 14 wickets in his first three global games, including a five-wicket haul against South Africa on debut.

"Toby unfortunately misses out", Root, who will take charge of his first Test at his home ground, told Sky Sports on Thursday (August 24).

Holder said: "My biggest role, as captain, is to make sure that each individual stays true to himself and gets the best out of himself to help this team".

Root was introduced to the less appealing side of captaincy when he informed Toby Roland-Jones that he would be axed in favour of the fit-again Chris Woakes for the second Test.

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England have lost two of their past four Test matches at Headingley and still have issues in their batting line-up, with Durham's Mark Stoneman the latest player to open alongside Alastair Cook.

Root will have a personal milestone in his sights whenever he arrives at the crease having made a half-century for 11 successive Tests, one short of the world record set by South African AB de Villiers three years ago. "They'll be desperate to bounce back and will come hard". "I'd better black me face", Boycott is reported to have said according to a guest at the event cited by The Daily Mirror. "I want us to focus a bit more on consistency". "They've got the opportunity to turn it around".

However, Headingley has not been a happy home hunting ground for Root, who has averaged just over 12 in the six innings since scoring his maiden ton at the ground.

"It is just the experience of learning how to play in a very tough environment". "But it's a great chance for Chris now to come back into the side and show his class like he did previous year".

"He has been phenomenal for us".

"It shows we have got a lot of depth in the bowling department".

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