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  Sports   04 Jul 2020  England announce squad for first test against WI

England announce squad for first test against WI

ROZANA SPOKESMAN
Published Jul 4, 2020, 5:52 pm IST
Updated Jul 4, 2020, 5:52 pm IST
Wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow and spin bowling all-rounder Moeen Ali were on Saturday left out of England's 13-man squad
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Manchester: Wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow and spin bowling all-rounder Moeen Ali were on Saturday left out of England's 13-man squad for the first ‘bio-secure’ Test against West Indies, starting July 8.

Ben Stokes will lead the side as England's regular captain Root will miss the game.

England Cricket tweetEngland Cricket tweetThe squad features pacers James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer and Mark Wood in addition to all-rounders Stokes and Chris Woakes.

In the spin department, England has gone with Dominic Bess. Jack Leach has been left out of the main squad and is among reserves.

The most notable omissions from the 30-man training squad include Bairstow and Moeen.

England vs West IndiesEngland vs West IndiesBairstow's position in the side had first become uncertain in 2019 after a prolonged run of low scores. He was initially left out of England's squad for their tour of New Zealand but was able to find a spot due to injury to Joe Denly.

Squad: Ben Stokes (c), James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler (wk), Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Ollie Pope, Dom Sibley, Chris Woakes and Mark Wood.

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