England have announced their team for the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston, with Jofra Archer, Sam Curran and Olly Stone missing out from the 14-man squad.
World Cup hero Archer has not been risked as he continues his recovery from a side injury while Curran and Stone – who both impressed against Ireland – make way for the returning Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler.
Team look aright
— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) August 31, 2015
James Anderson also returns to the side, with Moeen Ali as the sole spinner after Jack Leach – man of the match at Lord’s for his nightwatchman efforts – was left out of the squad for Edgbaston altogether.
England’s team confirms the expected top four, in order, of Burns, Roy, Root, Denly – here’s why we think they’ve got that wrong.
England team v Australia, first Ashes Test, Edgbaston: Rory Burns, Jason Roy, Joe Root (c), Joe Denly, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.
England’s managing director of men’s cricket Ashley Giles has revealed he wants the same coach for all formats.
Eoin Morgan is committed to leading England through to the ICC World Twenty20 World Cup, according to Ashley Giles.
Lancashire beat Middlesex by 104 runs and return to Division One after winning title.
Jofra Archer, Rory Burns and Joe Denly have been handed central contracts by England after their summer performances.
Warwickshire batsman Dominic Sibley delivered another timely reminder that he may be the man for England’s winter tour.
Kyle Abbott claimed Hampshire’s best-ever bowling figures as Somerset’s hopes of winning County Championship title take hefty blow.
Virat Kohli’s guided India to a seven-wicket victory over South Africa to put them one up in the three-game T20 series
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