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James Anderson named in England squad for Third Test

James Anderson named in England squad for Third Test

England National Cricket Selectors have named the following 13-man squad for the third Investec Test match against South Africa starting at the Kia Oval on Thursday July 27 2017.

England third Test Squad:

Joe Root (Yorkshire) (Captain)

Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)

James Anderson (Lancashire)

Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire)

Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)

Alastair Cook (Essex)

Liam Dawson (Hampshire)

Keaton Jennings (Durham)

Dawid Malan (Middlesex)

Toby Roland-Jones (Middlesex)

Ben Stokes (Durham)

Tom Westley (Essex)

Mark Wood (Durham)

Essex’s Tom Westley is set to earn his first cap with selectors confirming he will bat at number three in the 100th Test at the Oval.

Middlesex batsman Dawid Malan is also included in the squad for the first time and could feature if England decide on selecting an extra batsman when they confirm their starting line-up next week.

Westley, 28, has been in good form for Essex where he has scored 478 runs in the Specsavers County Championship this season, including two centuries, at an average of 53.11. He also impressed for the England Lions last winter and at Worcester last month, where he scored 106 not out against South Africa’s full strength bowling attack.

Malan, who made his England debut last month in the deciding NatWest T20 International against South Africa, where he scored 78 off 44 balls, has been a consistent performer with Middlesex in red-ball cricket. He averages 42.50 in the Specsavers County Championship this season with a highest score of 115.

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