England name unchanged squad for 3rd Ashes Test

    Jofra Archer bowls, England v Australia, 2nd Test, Lord's, 5th day, August 18, 2019 (Photo credit: AFP)

    England will contest the 3rd Ashes Test at Headingly, starting this Thursday, with an unchanged squad.

    The hosts put up a brave fight in the recently concluded 2nd Test at Lord’s with debutant Jofra Archer making a good impression in his first official duty in English whites.

    Despite this, Australia held on for a draw to retain their 1-0 lead in the series.

    1. Joe Root – capt.
    2. Jofra Archer
    3. Jonny Bairstow
    4. Stuart Broad
    5. Rory Burns
    6. Jos Buttler
    7. Sam Curran
    8. Joe Denly
    9. Jack Leach
    10. Jason Roy
    11. Ben Stokes
    12. Chris Woakes

    Veteran pacer James Anderson continues to recover from an injury to his right calf and will step up rehabilitation by playing for Lancashire 2nd XI in a three-day friendly this week.

    He will be assessed ahead of selection for the 4th Ashes Test at Old Trafford starting on Wednesday 4th September.