Birmingham Test: Embattled Jason Holder urges team to regroup

Birmingham Test: Embattled Jason Holder urges team to regroup

Heaviest of all was England's win by an innings and 283 runs at Headingley in 2007, while England won by an innings and 237 at The Oval in 1957.

Botham has five Ashes series wins, but England will hope Broad, who already has four, will now be inspired to surpass him once again come 2019. I take no pleasure out of saying this as I played against some of the greatest players the world has ever seen wearing the maroon cap of the West Indies. In his day, play usually started at 11.30, and the players stopped for lunch at 1.30. Pace, bounce and unerring accuracy gave them remarkable success wherever they played - 95 Tests together yielding 762 wickets. After removing opener Adrian Barath earlier in the day, Broad took the final six wickets of the tourists' innings - Marlon Samuels, Darren Sammy, Kemar Roach, Fidel Edwards and Shannon Gabriel, finishing on 7-72.

West Indies captain Jason Holder tried to sneak in a tone of optimism in the midst of his reality.

"This West Indies lot are the worst Test match team I have seen in more than 50 years of watching, playing and commentating on cricket", he wrote in The Telegraph. And one in which in which Caribbean cricketing success is not confined to Twenty20. There are some familiar names playing, including Australia's Shane Watson and New Zealander Brendon McCullum.

Since taking over as chief executive, the West Indies Cricket Board has been rebranded as Cricket West Indies; bought the old Stanford ground in Antigua to establish a new world-class high performance centre; secured US$48 million funding increase from the ICC compared to the previously agreed 2016-23 funding model.

Pre-series predictions were that the West Indies would struggle, but maybe not to the extent of their showing in the three days of play at Edgbaston.

England's two of the most successful Test bowlers, James Anderson and Stuart Broad, have been in a great touch recently.

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"In the past couple of years he has spent more time in the changing room and the guys really listen to him".

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My mindset all day had been to get as tight to the stumps as possible and make West Indies play. "There was no belief they could compete let alone beat England", he wrote in the Daily Mail.

"My dad made me watch that "On Top Down Under" video - the highlight of the 1986-87 Ashes - relentlessly". Pakistan, West Indies and now England have followed suit while Sri Lanka will get its first taste in the UAE later this October.

"I could tell he was genuinely proud and delighted that I'd managed to go past him, and that's testament to him". "I talked about the pride and passion in representing the region and our people", he wrote.

Boycott said in The Telegraph: "They can't bat and they can't bowl".

- Johnny Grave is the chief executive officer of Cricket West Indies.

"To have a taste of it before the Ashes is important", said Root.

West Indies lost 19 wickets on Saturday to be bowled out for 168 and 137 in reply to England's 514-8 declared.

767 Test wickets between them! He obviously has an influence on us, the way he performed against Australia. and you can tell he wants us to do well.

Cook traded places with teammate Jonny Bairstow after the wicketkeeper-batter's knock of 18 in Birmingham saw him shed 16 ranking points.

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