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​England name squad for fourth Specsavers Ashes Test match

Press release   •   Aug 30, 2019 14:00 BST

Somerset and England seamer Craig Overton returns to the Test for the first time since March 2018 (Getty Images)
  • Somerset seamer Craig Overton is added to the squad
  • Lancashire seamer James Anderson is ruled out for the rest of the series

England National Cricket Selectors have named 13-strong squad for the 4th Specsavers Ashes Test match against Australia at Emirates Old Trafford starting on Wednesday September 4 2019.

England fourth Test squad versus Australia:

Joe Root (Yorkshire) captain

Jofra Archer (Sussex)

Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire)

Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)

Rory Burns (Surrey)

Jos Buttler (Lancashire)

Sam Curran (Surrey)

Joe Denly (Kent)

Jack Leach (Somerset)

Craig Overton (Somerset)

Jason Roy (Surrey)

Ben Stokes (Durham)

Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)

Somerset seamer Craig Overton returns to the Test squad for the first time since March 2018 when he played in England’s defeat against New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland. He will be looking to add to his three Test caps. In eight Specsavers County Championship matches this campaign, Overton has taken 32 wickets at an average of 21.34.

England and Lancashire seamer James Anderson has been ruled out for the rest of the Specsavers Ashes series. Whilst bowling in the ninth over on Thursday in Lancashire’s second XI four-day friendly against Durham at Chester Boughton Hall Cricket Club, Anderson became aware of right calf pain following on from 20 overs he had bowled on Tuesday. He immediately sought a medical assessment from Lancashire and was withdrawn from the remainder of the game. Further review with the ECB medical team has confirmed that he will be unavailable for the remaining two Specsavers Ashes Tests.

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England Specsavers Ashes Test Series Schedule:

1st Specsavers Ashes Test match, England v Australia, 1-5 August 2019, Edgbaston, Birmingham – Australia won by 251 runs

2nd Specsavers Ashes Test match, England v Australia, 14-18 August 2019, Lord’s, London – match drawn

3rd Specsavers Ashes Test match, England v Australia, 22-26 August 2019, Emerald Headingley, Leeds – England won by 1 wicket

4th Specsavers Ashes Test match, England v Australia, 4-8 September 2019, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

5th Specsavers Ashes Test match, England v Australia, 12-16 September 2019, Kia Oval, London

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