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Last Updated: 12/08/20 1:20pm
England have included uncapped seamer Ollie Robinson in a 14-man squad for the second Test against Pakistan in Ben Stokes’ absence.
The Sussex bowler comes into the Test squad for the first time after it was confirmed that Stokes will miss the remainder of the three-Test series for family reasons.
England vs Pakistan
August 13, 2020, 10:30am
Robinson, 26, trained with the squad during the West Indies series and furthered his chances of winning a first cap by bagging eight Hampshire wickets in the Bob Willis Trophy.
The selectors must now decide whether to persist with the attack that helped secure victory at Old Trafford – or give one or more of James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes a rest, with Mark Wood and Sam Curran waiting in the wings.
Anderson has bagged six wickets at 41.17 in three Tests this summer, well down on his career average of 26.97, but bowled well at times on his home ground with statistics suggesting he is actually having one of his best home summers.
Broad spoke of his anger at being left out of the opening Test of the summer, against West Indies, and has since been in excellent form, while Woakes returned match figures of 4-54 and struck a match-clinching 84 not out.
England squad: Joe Root (Yorkshire) Captain, James Anderson (Lancashire), Jofra Archer (Sussex), Dominic Bess (Somerset), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Rory Burns (Surrey), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Zak Crawley (Kent), Sam Curran (Surrey), Ollie Pope (Surrey), Ollie Robinson (Sussex), Dom Sibley (Warwickshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham).
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