England opt for same XI
England have chosen to stick with the same eleven players who won the first two Tests in the West Indies.
16:48 31 March 2004
England have chosen to stick with the same eleven players who won the first two Tests in the West Indies for tomorrow's third match in Barbados.
Currently 2-0 up, the tourists need just a draw against Brian Lara's men to secure a series victory, but Michael Vaughan and his side will be aiming to become the first England side to win a series in the Caribbean since 1968.
The only real doubt about the side was the form of Marcus Trescothick - who has only scored 18 runs in his four innings so far.
But a half-century in last week's tour match against a Carib Beer XI ensured the Somerset left-hander was given another chance to prove his worth.
Wicketkeeper Chris Read also retains his place, despite Geraint Jones showing his potential with the bat with a 66 in the same warm-up match.
Unsurprisingly, the same bowling attack of Stephen Harmison, Simon Jones, Matthew Hoggard and Ashley Giles has been retained, with Harmison and Jones having taken 25 wickets between them already.
The full England side to play in the third Test is as follows:
Michael Vaughan (capt), Mark Butcher, Andrew Flintoff, Ashley Giles, Stephen Harmison, Nasser Hussain, Matthew Hoggard, Simon Jones, Chris Read (wkt), Marcus Trescothick, Graham Thorpe.