Jonathan Trott followed Graeme Swann, Kevin Pietersen and Matt Prior into the international wilderness on Monday to leave England desperately short of experience ahead of this year`s Ashes series against Australia.
England cricket captain Alastair Cook has denied there is any need for a review of the team`s failure to win the test series against West Indies but coach Peter Moores may feel uneasy on the flight back from the Caribbean.
England captain Alastair Cook made his first test century in almost two years but lost his wicket in the final over of the day as the tourists ended the first day of the third test against West Indies on 240 for seven.
England`s first century opening partnership for more than two years helped them to 143 for one in reply to the West Indies first innings total of 299 at lunch on the third day of the second Test on Thursday.
Former fast bowler Matthew Hoggard has accused England of being too "timid" and is urging his country to follow Australia coach Darren Lehmann`s lead by encouraging a more positive and aggressive approach.
England coach Peter Moores has defended his side and under-pressure skipper Alastair Cook after the visiting team were unable to seal victory on the fifth and final day of the first Test against the West Indies here.
Gary Ballance led England`s charge to an increasingly impregnable position as the tourists reached 224 for four in their second innings, a lead of 328, at lunch on the fourth day of the first Test against the West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Thursday.
England`s top order tumbled cheaply again but the tourists still worked themselves into a commanding position at 116 for three in their second innings, an overall lead of 220, by stumps on the third day of the first Test against the West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Wednesday.
England`s dogged perseverance paid off in two gritty sessions of play with the West Indies restricted to 155 for four in reply to the tourists` first innings total of 399 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Tuesday.