West Indies beat England in the first test match by a huge difference 381 runs in Barbados. Even after suffering this massive defeat Joe Root expressed confidence that his side can bounce back in the upcoming games and still make the most of the series. England have often been criticised for their selection and Root admitted that they got the selection wrong for the match
Commenting on the mistakes on the selection, Root said, "This winter, we've gone to Sri Lanka and done things very differently to how we've done in the past, and we've seen it work," he said. "We've been bold, we've made some strong selections, and we've reaped the rewards for that over there. We've done similar here and it's not paid off," he added, He also admitted that he should have opted for pacer Stuart Broad instead of two spinners.
The pitch wasn't offering much for the spinners but the English team opted for playing both Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid. The pitch was tailor-made for fast bowlers and not playing veteran Broad cost England as the other bowlers failed to stop Jason Holder and Shane Dowrich by making a huge score. Holder went on to score a double ton (203) in the second innings. But England's worries are not restricted to selection as their batting performance was not also disaaponiting.