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England Retain Spin Trio of Ali, Rashid & Leach for Windies Tests

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: December 10, 2018, 9:56 PM IST
England Retain Spin Trio of Ali, Rashid & Leach for Windies Tests

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After a successful tour against Sri Lanka, England have named an unchanged squad ahead of the three-match Test series against Windies in January.

While all-rounder Joe Denly keeps his place in the squad, England have persisted with the spin trio of Jack Leach, Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid, who achieved massive success against Sri Lanka.

Wicket-keeper Ben Foakes, who was the man of the series in Sri Lanka and with a Test hundred to his name on debut, is likely to don the gloves whereas Olly Pope has missed out despite decent returns against Pakistan 'A' in the UAE.

James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Sam Curran and Chris Woakes have all been included, and the pace quartet will hope for more assistance from the wickets in the Caribbean than they did in Sri Lanka.

Along with the Tests, England have also named their ODI squad for the five-match series, with Denly keeping his place. Eoin Morgan will lead the side which includes the likes of fast-bowler Mark Wood along with openers Alex Hales and Jason Roy.

David Willey makes a comeback after an absence of six months through injury while Liam Plunkett is also selected after missing three of the five Sri Lanka ODIs.

The squad for the three T20Is will be announced later.

Test squad: Joe Root (c), Moeen Ali, Jimmy Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Ben Foakes, Keaton Jennings, Jack Leach, Adil Rashid, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes

ODI squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
First Published: December 10, 2018, 9:15 PM IST

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