England selection panel have named a 14-member squad for the first two Test matches against South Africa starting at Lord’s on 17 August.
Ollie Robinson returns to the squad for the first time since the West Indies tour in March after recovering from a back injury.
“After an excellent start to the summer under Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes, we’re looking forward to an exciting Test series against a strong South Africa side.” ECB Men’s Performance Director, Mo Bobat, said.
“It’s good to get Ollie Robinson back in the mix after his recent injury. He will continue his progress by playing for the Lions against South Africa in a four-day match at Canterbury next week.”
England Men’s Test squad :
Ben Stokes (C), James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Jack Leach, Alex Lees, Craig Overton, Matthew Potts, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root
Test Schedule :
1st Test: England v South Africa, 17-21 August, Lord’s Cricket Ground, London
2nd Test: England v South Africa, 25-29 August, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
3rd Test: England v South Africa, 8-12 September, Kia Oval, London