We will look at 4 Milestones that might be achieved from players from both sides.
Cricket lovers from across the world can finally rejoice with the fact the Test match cricket has quite stunningly made a grand comeback. There was some great action on the field in the form of Raise The Bat Test series, given everything that has happened off it.
In the First Test, it was the West Indies who was able to secure a rare away victory over the hosts England at Southampton. When we all thought that the 2nd game was heading towards a draw, the three lions managed to make a match out of it. This happened even though a day’s play was lost due to rain to level the series 1-1.
The Architect in chief for England’s win.
The hero of the contest, as usual, was Ben Stokes, who was the standout contributing with both the bat and the ball. He showed the world that he has both games in his arsenal. The waiting kind of play while scoring a patient century in the first innings, and also the attacking game as we saw in his 2nd essay.
This Test match proved why he is one of the biggest match-winners for England. For the fact, he is one of the most valuable Test cricketer across the globe.
The last game saw several players achieving some significant milestones in their careers. Chris Woakes managed to cross 100 wickets mark in Test cricket. Also, Dominic Sibley scored his first Test century at home.
Here are the players approaching different milestones in Eng vs WI 3rd Test match.
#4 Jos Buttler- 100 Test catches
Jos Buttler hasn’t had the best of series yet with the bat. He has been ordinary behind the stumps as well for England on this tour by dropping few catches. The third Test match might prove very important for Buttler. He has not able to contribute to the team with the bat, last scoring fifty 14 innings ago.
Jos Buttler will now have an extra motivation going into this Test match, as he just 5 away from breaching 100 Test catches barrier. He now has 72 catches as a Wicket Keeper and 23 as a fielder.