England to stick with winning side
Michael Vaughan has suggested that the 11 players who won in Jamaica will all play in the second Test.
15:07 18 March 2004
Michael Vaughan has strongly hinted that the 11 players who won in Jamaica will all play in the second Test against the West Indies.
The England captain will barely have had chance to enjoy last weekend's dramatic ten-wicket win before he embarks on the next challenge tomorrow, but is happy for the same personnel to appear in Trinidad.
"I think we'll be unchanged and it's a nice feeling that I have," said Vaughan.
"We haven't had it for a long time and we haven't had to discuss the team much.
"Unless the wicket and conditions have changed dramatically overnight we'll be going in with the same team."
That means that fast-bowler James Anderson will again remain on the sidelines in favour of the pace quartet of Stephen Harmison, Matthew Hoggard, Simon Jones, and Andrew Flintoff.
It also comes as bad news for Durham all-rounder Paul Collingwood, who will again be overlooked despite having made a century in the warm-up game against Jamaica.
The provisional squad for the second Test will thus be as follows:
M Vaughan (Yorkshire, capt), M Trescothick (Somerset), M Butcher (Surrey), N Hussain (Essex), G Thorpe (Surrey), A Flintoff (Lancashire), C Read (Nottinghamshire, wkt), A Giles (Warwickshire), S Jones (Glamorgan), M Hoggard (Yorkshire), S Harmison (Durham).