Denly retains England Ashes place
Denly retains England Ashes place

Kent’s Joe Denly has been named in the 12-strong squad for the 2nd Specsavers Ashes Test match against Australia at Lord’s starting on Wednesday, August 14th.

England second Test squad versus Australia:

Joe Root (Yorkshire) captain

Jofra Archer (Sussex)

Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire)

Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)

Rory Burns (Surrey)

Jos Buttler (Lancashire)

Sam Curran (Surrey)

Joe Denly (Kent)

Jack Leach (Somerset)

Jason Roy (Surrey)

Ben Stokes (Durham)

Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)

Somerset left-arm orthodox spinner Jack Leach returns to the squad in place of Worcestershire all-rounder Moeen Ali. Leach, who was player of the match the last time England played at Lord’s in victory over Ireland last month, is set to add to his five Test caps.

James Anderson (right calf) and Olly Stone (back) miss out through injury. Both seamers were included in the squad for the first Test at Edgbaston.

The squad will report to London on Sunday.

 

England Specsavers Ashes Test Series Schedule:

1st Specsavers Ashes Test match, England v Australia, 1-5 August 2019, Edgbaston, Birmingham – Australia won by 251 runs

2nd Specsavers Ashes Test match, England v Australia, 14-18 August 2019, Lord’s, London

3rd Specsavers Ashes Test match, England v Australia, 22-26 August 2019, Emerald Headingley, Leeds

4th Specsavers Ashes Test match, England v Australia, 4-8 September 2019, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

5th Specsavers Ashes Test match, England v Australia, 12-16 September 2019, Kia Oval, London

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