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.
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