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England Name 13-Man Test Squad For West Indies

London(August 11, 2017): England have named the following 13-man squad for the First Investec Test match against West Indies starting at Edgbaston on Thursday, August 17.

Surrey’s top order batsman Mark Stoneman replaces Keaton Jennings and is set to earn his first cap in the inaugural day/night Test to be played in this country.

The opener averages almost 60 in the Specsavers County Championship this season, including three centuries and a top score of 197.

Hampshire leg-spinner Mason Crane is included for the first time after impressing this season in the County Championship and earning his first cap in the England IT20 squad back in June.

Warwickshire all-rounder Chris Woakes returns to the squad in place of Middlesex’s Steven Finn.

Woakes, who has fully recovered from a side strain sustained during the Champions Trophy in June, has missed most of the season, but made a return to the Specsavers County Championship earlier this week where he took five wickets in the match and scored 53 in the second innings to help Warwickshire to victory over Middlesex at Lord’s.

England Test squad:  Joe Root (captain), Moeen Ali, Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook, Mason Crane, Dawid Malan, Toby Roland-Jones, Ben Stokes, Mark Stoneman, Tom Westley, Chris Woakes.