BUMBLE AT THE TEST: West Indies’ Rahkeem Cornwall is the actual deal… whilst Ollie Pope is simply highest at six
- England completed day one of the vital 3rd Test on 258 for four at Old Trafford
- Rahkeem Cornwall used to be a stunning inclusion and he’s a herbal off-spin bowler
- Chris Silverwood’s thinks his absolute best assault is Archer, Anderson, Broad and Woakes
- There will have to be no rush to get Ollie Pope any upper up the batting order
Ollie Pope used to be coming near his first century on house soil as his partnership with Jos Buttler helped flip the tide on day one of the vital decisive 3rd Test towards the West Indies.
Rory Burns steadied the send with 57 after a rocky get started sooner than the night consultation noticed Pope reel off a good looking 91 now not out to guide England to 258 for 4.
Here, Sportsmail’s David Lloyd provides us his take at the court cases on day 5…
Ollie Pope (L) and Jos Buttler stroll off after play used to be ended for the day because of unhealthy gentle
Keep your distance lads
Not precisely a socially-distanced begin to this 3rd Test. In the second one over brief leg Shamarh Brooks took a blow from Rory Burns at the foot. No giant deal. He used to be simply doing his activity.
But then John Campbell ran over from 3rd slip and gave him a cuddle. I am hoping this kind of factor isn’t going to catch on.
Real deal Cornwall
Good to peer Rahkeem Cornwall getting a recreation. He is a large lad and that can draw in consideration however I watched him very in moderation in apply even sooner than this Test and he’s a herbal off-spin bowler.
Phil Tufnell mentioned: ‘He’s the actual deal.’ Cornwall is an actual ability and it’s refreshing that any person of abundant construct will have a job in Test cricket.
Rakheem Cornwall is a herbal off-spin bowler and confirmed he could cause England issues
Room with a view
I’ve by no means stayed in a lodge in Manchester sooner than as a result of I simplest are living up the street however that is my 2nd stint within the Hilton Garden Inn bio-bubble and I’m being in reality neatly sorted.
My broadcasting pals were so inspired they could keep right here once more when the sector returns to standard.
No Zak, most sensible assault
I used to be stunned to peer Zak Crawley overlooked via England as it supposed Jos Buttler batting at six and he’s been wanting runs, however they’re obviously masking for Ben Stokes suffering to bowl.
Interesting to listen to Chris Silverwood announcing sooner than this fit he sought after his absolute best assault right here — and he obviously method Archer, Anderson, Broad and Woakes.
The used to be a wonder when England’s crew used to be introduced as Zak Crawley (proper) used to be overlooked
I’m a rose-tinted spectacle
Red for Ruth day and it used to be pretty to have Sir Andrew Strauss with us on Friday for the instance.
I reckon I glance rather dapper in my crimson jacket and the pointy eyed may have spotted I used to be dressed in my rose-tinted glasses to finish the glance.
I will divulge they have been designed via Specsavers for Kylie Minogue! Shame I simplest put on this combo yearly.
Clearly England made up our minds to be busy towards the spin of Cornwall and wouldn’t let him settle.
Both Rory Burns and Ben Stokes got here down the pitch to him early on when he bowled around the wicket — Stokes hit him previous mid-on superbly directly for 4.
Burns attempted to hit it squarer and it hit his pads. The lesson? Don’t attempt to play spin too sq..
Ben Stokes performed directly when up towards West Indies spinner Cornwall and had luck
Pope’s simply highest at six
Make no mistake, Ollie Pope is magnificence. He used to be too prime at 4 when he first got here into the England crew and it used to be just right to peer them bedding him in at six when he got here again.
Pope can have been a place upper on Friday as a result of England’s rejig however there’s no rush to get him any upper. There might be a number of time for him to head up the order once more.