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17-May-2012 10:00:00 GMT
England v West Indies, 1st Test, Lord's

Bairstow Debut as England Bowl First Against Windies

London: Jonny Bairstow makes his Test debut at No. 6 to become the 13th father-son combination to play Tests for England. He was awarded his cap before start of play during a lengthy discussion with Geoffrey Boycott, now Yorkshire president and a close family friend.

England omitted Steve Finn and Graham Onions for the first Test against West Indies at Lord's, a decision that their captain Andrew Strauss put down to some extent to the wet English spring.

Shannon Gabriel makes debut for West Indies after Ravi Rampaul was ruled out with a stiff neck. Gabriel comes into a four-strong pace attack after a successful domestic season for Trinidad. At 24, he remains "a raw talent" according to his captain Darren Sammy.


Andrew Strauss (captain), Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Jonny Bairstow, Matt Prior (wk), Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, James Anderson

West Indies Adrian Barath, Kieran Powell, Kirk Edwards, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Darren Sammy (captain), Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel, Fidel Edwards.

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