Anderson named in England squad for Second Test
England selectors have added Lancashire bowler James Anderson for the Second Investec Test Match at Emirates Old Trafford, starting on Friday.
Yorkshire leg-spinner Adil Rashid and Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes have also been added to the squad.
Both Anderson and Stokes, currently playing against each other in the Specsavers County Championship at Southport, have come through the first innings of the match without any issues in respect of their recent injuries.
Anderson has recovered from a stress fracture of his right shoulder and bowled 22 overs in the match taking three wickets for 58 runs.
Stokes, who has not played Test cricket since England’s victory over Sri Lanka at Headingley in May, has fully recovered from surgery to address a cartilage tear in his left knee.
Rashid, who last played for England in a Test last November against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, will be looking to add to his three caps.
Nottinghamshire seamer Jake Ball, who made his debut in the first Test at Lord’s, was aware of tightness in his left thigh during the match and will be reviewed by the England medical team ahead of the match starting on Friday.
Middlesex seamer, Toby Roland-Jones, who was selected in the squad ahead of the Lord’s Test, has joined up with the England Lions.
England 14-man Test squad
Alastair Cook (Essex) (Capt)
Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)
James Anderson (Lancashire)
Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire)
Gary Ballance (Yorkshire)
Jake Ball (Nottinghamshire)
Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)
Steven Finn (Middlesex)
Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire)
Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)
Joe Root (Yorkshire)
Ben Stokes (Durham)
James Vince (Hampshire)
Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)
England vs Pakistan in Manchester
Tickets are still available for the Second Investec Test Match between England and Pakistan at Emirates Old Trafford from Friday 22 – Tuesday 26 July. Tickets are limited so hurry and buy now.