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England taking part in XI for first Take a look at vs West Indies introduced as James Anderson set to play closing recreation

England, on Monday (July 8), introduced their taking part in eleven for the primary Take a look at in opposition to West Indies. England and West Indies might be taking part in three Checks in opposition to one another this month, with the primary Take a look at happening from July 10 at Lord’s.

The hosts have determined to incorporate two uncapped gamers of their taking part in eleven for the collection – pacer Gus Atkinson and wicketkeeper-batsman Jamie Smith. With each Jonny Bairstow and Ben Foakes dropped from the Take a look at squad, Smith’s debut was just about anticipated. In contrast to Smith, Atkinson has represented England in different codecs. He has performed 9 ODIs and three T20Is thus far.

From the 14-member squad that was introduced for the primary Take a look at of the collection, Dan Lawrence, Dillon Pennington, and Matthew Potts have missed out. England have determined to select Atkinson, Chris Woakes, and James Anderson because the pacers for the sport forward of Pennington and Potts.

One between Pennington and Potts is prone to play the following Take a look at as Anderson might be retiring after the collection opener. The sport may also be Woakes’ first Take a look at for the reason that Ashes final 12 months. Earlier this 12 months, he had taken a break from the sport after his father handed away.

Spinner Shoaib Bashir has additionally discovered a spot within the taking part in eleven. The teen had made his Take a look at debut through the tour of India earlier this 12 months. Harry Brook has additionally returned to the Take a look at staff after lacking the tour of India. Brook was named within the squad however pulled out to be along with his sick grandmother who handed away in March.

England Taking part in XI for first Take a look at in opposition to West Indies:

1. Zak Crawley
2. Ben Duckett
3. Ollie Pope
4. Joe Root
5. Harry Brook
6. Ben Stokes (C)
7. Jamie Smith
8. Chris Woakes
9. Gus Atkinson
10. Shoaib Bashir
11. James Anderson

England might be seeking to bounce again within the upcoming collection after their poor outing in opposition to India earlier this 12 months. The Ben Stokes-led facet had began the collection with a memorable win earlier than India defeated them within the subsequent 4 Checks. England haven’t gained a Take a look at collection since 2023 and could be determined to beat West Indies within the forthcoming collection.



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