Tuesday 22 July 2014 

Bell & Woakes in 13 man-squad for 3rd Investec Test

 

England selectors today announced Ian Bell and Chris Woakes in a 13-man squad for the 3rd Investec Test against India commencing Sunday 27 July at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton.

Jos Buttler is the only player in the squad uncapped at Test level. The 23 year old wicketkeeper batsman has played 33 ODIs and 36 T20s for England in his three year international career.

India currently leads the five match series 1-0 after a 95 run victory at Lord’s and a draw at Trent Bridge.

National Selector, James Whitaker, said: “The result of the second Investec Test at Lord’s was very disappointing. One or two of our players had encouraging performances however it is vital that the squad learns quickly and arrives in Southampton this week refreshed and ready to perform well in what will no doubt be another tough Test match.

“Congratulations to Jos Buttler who comes into the squad following some very exciting limited overs performances for England and a good record with Lancashire this season and fully deserves this opportunity.  Matt Prior has contributed a huge amount to the England side over the years and should be proud of his record throughout his 79 Tests. He has decided to take time out of the game to work on his fitness and we will continue to follow his progress over the coming months. “

 

England squad

Alastair Cook (Essex) (Capt)

Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)

James Anderson (Lancashire)

Gary Ballance (Yorkshire)

Ian Bell (Warwickshire)

Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)

Jos Buttler (Lancashire)

Chris Jordan (Sussex)

Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire)

Sam Robson (Middlesex)

Joe Root (Yorkshire)

Ben Stokes (Durham)

Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)

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