England captain Joe Root has confirmed that Jason Roy and Olly Stone will make their debuts in the four-day Test against Ireland starting at Lord’s on Wednesday.
Surrey batsman Roy earns his first cap off the back of fine form for England’s white-ball team having been a key part of the squad that won the World Cup on July 14.
Stone makes his debut having recovered from a back injury that forced him to return home early from England’s tour of the Caribbean earlier this year.
It means James Anderson, who has a right calf injury, and Somerset’s Lewis Gregory, miss out from the Three Lions’ 13-strong squad for the Test.
World Cup heroes Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler were rested, while injury ruled out Mark Wood and Jofra Archer.
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