England vs West Indies: Stuart Broad has not issued a 2nd Test alert guarantee.
England cricket coach Chris Silverwood declined to offer any promises that Stuart Broad would be recalled against the West Indies for the second test, saying Monday 's selection was still in the pipeline. Broad was slipped for the series' first test, which England lost on Sunday in Southampton, and gave an interview during the game in which he said he was "frustrated , angry and gutted." The second test starts on Thursday in Manchester and England could decide to shake up its pace attack to bring in Wide, who sits second on the country's all-time wicket list in tests on 485. Nevertheless, Silverwood had been non-committal. When asked if Wide is in line to play, Silverwood said: "As we have seen, nothing is a given in this team and people will be fighting for their spots. All will be taken into consideration." England went to Southampton with Mark Wood, Jofra Archer and Jimmy Anderson as their pace bowlers. Wood picked up just two wickets over the two innings, probably making him the fall guy if Wide is to come back. Instead, England may opt to rest Anderson, who last year had an injury hit and may not risk playing three back-to - back test matches. The Third Test begins on July 24. "We have one or two stiff bodies, as you can imagine," Silverwood said. "I have been down to see the guys already but they all seem to have come through well. "I mean, we will probably know more after training tomorrow. We will put them through their paces and see where they are at."