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Cricket news - Selection is not why we were 77 all out - Buttler

The exclusion of Stuart Broad meant that England missed a tall, hit the deck bowler in the first Test

This was another sorry day for England. After the humiliation of not being bowled for 77 yesterday, put a wicket on day three at Kensington Oval than West Indies you are an incredible, insurmountable target of 628 for the win in the opening Test of the series. In theory, with two days remaining in England have the time, but this game is as good as over.

English Fans have to test games like this in the past five years Even though Joe Root had won the men, eight of the nine games, before you have these, even though they had beaten India convincingly at home last summer and then whitewashed Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka before Christmas, England, often a misfortune in them. You have them in India in 2016, against South Africa at home in the year 2017, in Australia last winter and also at Lord's against Pakistan last summer. And when the disaster starts, you really go to pot.

There are those that try to get you an accurate reading, this team makes cups. Just when you think you have it cracked, you will have to surrender before like yesterday against Kemar Roach and co. This was a series, remember that some predicted England to win 3-0. Not now. At least in the unbroken half-century stand between Rory Burns and Keaton Jennings late on the third evening, you have a kind of a fight.

Has helped it is not England's cause, that the selection for this match was deemed to be too easy. The omission of Stuart Broad, the kind of high, the deck hit bowler, proved the West Indies, day two is useful, at this surface, has an obvious error. Width would at least have been able to be a part of the work load forced to Anderson and Ben Stokes today after the fight with Sam Curran and Root attitude to bowl Adil Rashid is back. Not that the selection is the reason why England are in this mess. Not that the blow man.

"In hindsight, it is, of course, when you try to read pitches and come up with a page," Jos Buttler said. "It is a bold, difficult task for the boys, but the selection is not the reason why we were 77 all out, this is really the biggest factor in the game. With the bat we were far below our standards. With our goal the number one side in the world, that is far from good enough. It is probably a good reality check for us as a side for where we are in international cricket."

England has not not fall off the bowl particularly badly, and despite the appearance of the scorecard, the wheels. On a flat pitch seems to be settled as of the second day, the seam bowlers ran in hard, none more so than Stokes, by 50.3 overs in this match. Anderson, the other effective bowler today, has bowled for 48. For someone with a dodgy knee and 36 years of age, you are serious workloads. What is the impact of this on the couple for the rest of the series remains to be seen.

"It's hard to get the ball from the hand," Buttler Stokes said. "He has an incredible skill and a massive heart, and he wants time in the plot, the whole. He is a action cricket player. We have to cope with its workload, but it is hard to do, if he just wants to keep going. Of course, the management and the captain will want to try to the player-especially someone like you, but, to tell you to him to be not involved, or to rest."

Elsewhere, the rest of the England attack, was treated harshly by Jason holder and Shane Dowrich in their unbeaten partnership of 295. Moeen Ali bowled well enough, though not a lot of turning and, if anything, wrong, at times, while Curran, in the mid to high 70 mph range, not, saw the game, too short to be a test of the second seamer to try though, it should be said, for the want. A high six over long-off bracket in the morning session against the Surrey left-armer, the shot of the day.

Strange, Rashid bowled only nine overs. England spent more than 100 of them in the field, it was interesting that the Root is not again to Rashid more often. Maybe it was because holder had taken a particular liking to the leg-spinner to beat him for four sixes in all, or on the playing field does not rotate as much as England had expected, that it could, if picking him for this game of the day. Root instead decided to bowl himself and the medium pace of Keaton Jennings for 15 overs between them. Wide would be a far better bet.

The tourists lose in this game, but you have a good pitch on the bat, and ten wickets in hand. The least you want to be, is the bat through the fourth day to take them some of the positive aspects, in the second Test in Antigua which starts on next Thursday (31. January). A hundred for one of the top-six would be welcome.

"We have a huge amount of characters. We let ourselves down with the bat in the first innings, and we are determined to provide a much better show in the second innings," Jos Buttler told BBC Sport. "The result is irrelevant. We take it from session to session and see where we are. We have to show to know the determination of bat really well, that there are still two very important games coming up in the series."

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