West Indies have a poor record against spin, they lost all 40 wickets to spin in Bangladesh before Christmas, but Bridgetown historically favours pace and seam so Root will sleep on his final decision.
“The message I’ve tried to get across is the achievement is to get in the squad because you’re never going to win big series away from home with XI players,” he said. “The sooner everyone can be on board with that and understand that, the better. It worked extremely well in Sri Lanka, everyone bought in to how we want to go about things and we have to take that forward now. We’ve seen that it works and creates a really good environment for us to go and play in a relaxed manner and enjoy the tour.
“If we’re in a position to leave someone of Stuart’s stature out it’s not because of lack of form or lack of ability or because his career is coming to an end. Far from that he’s actually looking like he’s improving all the time.”
England (possible) Burns, Jennings, Bairstow, Root (capt), Stokes, Buttler, Moeen, Foakes (wkt), Curran, Rashid, Anderson.