England Head Coach Chris Silverwood has named a 17-player squad for opening two Tests against India starting at Trent Bridge on Wednesday 4 August 2021.
Ben Stokes returns to the Test squad after he missed the two-match series against New Zealand in June to enable continued management of the finger injury he sustained during the IPL.
England Men’s Head Coach, Chris Silverwood, said:
“India are a quality team who have shown their ability to get results away from home. We are expecting a highly competitive series and have selected our strongest possible squad.
The returns of all-rounders Ben Stokes and Sam Curran provide balance that allows us to get back to a structure that has been successful in Test cricket.”
Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow and Sam Curran also come back into the Test squad.
Ollie Robinson is included after he took seven wickets on his Test debut against the Black Caps at Lord’s.
“We have selected Ollie Robinson after his seven-wicket Test debut against New Zealand. Ollie proved in that Test that he has the ability to replicate his outstanding form in the County Championship at international level and we will continue to work with him to develop his England career.”
Chris Silverwood, said.
Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes are both unavailable due to injury, England Cricket Board said on Wednesday(21).
The England Test squad will report to Nottingham on Saturday 31 July ahead of the first Test starting at Trent Bridge on Wednesday 4 August.
England Men’s Test Squad :
Joe Root (C), James Anderson , Jonny Bairstow , Dom Bess , Stuart Broad , Rory Burns , Jos Buttler , Zak Crawley , Sam Curran , Haseeb Hameed , Dan Lawrence , Jack Leach , Ollie Pope , Ollie Robinson , Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes , Mark Wood