London, June 27 – Seamer Josh Tongue will mark his Ashes debut as he has been included in England’s XI for the second Take a look at at Lord’s, beginning on Wednesday, after Moeen Ali missed out following the finger damage he sustained through the first Take a look at.
Tongue made his Take a look at debut towards Eire at Lord’s earlier this month, claiming 5-66 within the second innings. His inclusion in the one change from the group that misplaced the primary Take a look at at Edgbaston by two wickets.
Moeen suffered a blistered finger through the opening match of the collection, which Australia clinched by two wickets in an exhilarating contest that went deep into the ultimate day.
The off-spinner’s exclusion means Joe Root would be the major spin choice obtainable at Ben Stokes’ disposal. Root bowled 22 overs within the first Take a look at, and managed to take one wicket along with his off-break deliveries.
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Tongue is most well-liked to fellow quick bowler Mark Wooden, who has not featured in Take a look at cricket for the reason that third match of England’s tour of Pakistan final December, whereas Chris Woakes and leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed additionally miss out.
James Anderson, who admitted that he had not carried out at his peak in his first match following a groin damage, has been included in England in an all-pace assault together with the spectacular seamers from the earlier Take a look at, Ollie Robinson and Stuart Broad.
England XI: Ben Duckett, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (c), Jonathan Bairstow (wk), Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson, Josh Tongue, James Anderson