England announce XI for first West Indies Test

England names two debutants in the playing XI against West Indies

England have confirmed their playing XI for the first Test against West Indies at Lord's, starting 10 July, Wednesday.

Gus Atkinson and Jamie Smith will appear in their first Test for England while James Anderson is set to play his last. Spinner Shoaib Bashir will play his first Test match in England having debuted in India earlier this year.

Chris Woakes is also set to return to the XI for the first time since last summer's Ashes series against Australia.

Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett will open for the side with Ollie Pope completing the top order. Joe Root, Harry Brook and skipper Ben Stokes will take command of the middle order. Jamie, on debut, is set to take up wicket-keeping responsibilities with Jonny Bairstow and Ben Foakes absent from the squad.

Playing XI: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (C), Jamie Smith, Chris Woakes, Gus Atkinson, Shoaib Bashir, James Anderson.

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