England National Cricket Selectors have named the following 13-man squad for the first Investec Test match against West Indies starting at Edgbaston on Thursday August 17.
James Whitaker, the National Selector, said: “After an excellent series victory over South Africa, our first against them on home soil since 1998, we now look forward to building on our success against the West Indies.
“Selectors would like to offer their congratulations to Mark Stoneman and Mason Crane who thoroughly deserve their opportunity in the squad.
“Keaton Jennings will return to Durham and will look to recapture the form that earned him selection in the first place. I am sure he will find his confidence and look to score runs in the remaining matches of this season.
“Chris Woakes has proved his fitness and returns to the squad having missed most of the summer through injury. He was impressive in his return game at Lord’s this week and if selected in the final line-up, he will be relishing the prospect of playing on his home ground.
“On behalf of the selectors, I would like to wish Joe Root, Trevor Bayliss and all the squad the very best for what will be an exciting series against West Indies.”
Below is a breakdown of ticket sales for the Second Investec Test Match at Headingley – from Friday 25th August (Bank Holiday Weekend).
Day One = 84% sold
Day Two = 87% sold
Day Three = 52% sold
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