Ashes 2019: England name unchanged squad for Headingley as Anderson returns for Lancashire

By Sports Desk August 19, 2019

England have named an unchanged 12-man squad for the third Ashes Test following the dramatic draw with Australia at Lord's.

The hosts came up short in their bid to level the five-match series on Sunday, Australia reaching the close on 154-6 after being set an unlikely 267 for victory.

Jofra Archer capped an impressive debut with three second-innings wickets but England ran out of time in a game badly hampered by rain, meaning the tourists remain 1-0 up with three to play.

With the next Test beginning on Thursday at Headingley, the selectors have kept faith with the same group of players, Sam Curran named alongside the team who featured at the home of cricket.

Opening batsman Jason Roy retains his place despite managing just 40 runs in four innings so far against Australia.

James Anderson is once again missing but the seamer will continue his recovery from injury by playing for Lancashire's second XI this week.

Having bowled just four overs in the first Test at Edgbaston due to an issue with his right calf, England's all-time leading wicket-taker will feature in a three-day friendly against Leicestershire that starts on Tuesday.

England announced Anderson will be "assessed on an ongoing basis" ahead of the fourth Test, which takes place at Old Trafford.

 

England squad for third Ashes Test:

Joe Root (captain), Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Jack Leach, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes.

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