Jason Roy earns Test call-up

Tanya Simon
July 18, 2019

Wood is expected to be out of action for four to six weeks following the injury he sustained in Sunday's final, leaving him certain to miss the start of the five-Test Ashes.

While paceman Jofra Archer was ruled out of the one-off match with a side strain, Roy has been called up after making the Team of the Tournament at the World Cup and smashing 85 off 65 balls in the semi against Australia.

Somerset bowling all-rounder Lewis Gregory earns his first call-up to the Test squad after impressing for Somerset and the England Lions over the past few seasons.

Gregory meanwhile has earned his first call-up to the Test squad after leading Somerset's attack in a County Championship campaign that they had been dominating until last week's untimely defeat to Yorkshire.

Opener Jason Roy will make his England Test debut against Ireland at Lord's next week after starring in England's World Cup triumph - and now looms as an Ashes dangerman.

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He did well in the first game here [against Perth Glory] and he's one of the exciting players I can't wait to see more of". Striker Ayoze Perez, who signed for £30m from Newcastle this month, scored the only goal.

Englan and Ireland play a historic four-day Test at Lord's Cricket Grund from July 24. The speedster will travel to Barbados, his place of birth, for a short break before returning for the Ashes.

A squad of 16 players - the 13 below plus Stokes, Buttler and Wood - are due to attend a pre-Ashes training camp this weekend at St George's Park, the Football Association's national football centre based at Burton-Upon-Trent.

Amidst the news of James Anderson struggling with an injury, the veteran pacer has been named in the Test squad and will share the new ball with Stuart Broad.

Warwickshire's Stone made his one-day worldwide debut last winter in Sri Lanka but was denied a possible Test bow by a serious back injury and his selection now ahead of the likes of Jamie Overton and Jamie Porter is something of a surprise. He is now captaining the England Lions against Australia XI in a tour match at Canterbury.

England squad: Joe Root (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow (wicketkeeper), Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Lewis Gregory, Jack Leach, Jason Roy, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes.

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