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Jason Roy earns Test call-up

Jason Roy.

Jason Roy.   | Photo Credit: Getty Images

It will be a chance for England to prepare for the Ashes series

England has give Jason Roy his first Test call-up to face Ireland after the Surrey opener played a key role in his country’s historic World Cup triumph, but pace bowler Mark Wood will be sidelined for between four and six weeks.

South Africa-born Roy scored 443 runs in the World Cup, but England’s selectors were keen to get him red-ball practice ahead of the Ashes series which starts on August 1 at Edgbaston against Australia.

However, Durham’s Wood, who has a left side strain, and Sussex paceman Jofra Archer, suffering from a similar same injury, were not selected for the Ireland clash.The squad: Joe Root (Capt.), Moeen Ali, Jimmy Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Lewis Gregory, Jack Leach, Jason Roy, Olly Stone and Chris Woakes.

Jason Roy earns Test call-up

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