Ason Roy has received his first trial after being inducted into the English team against Ireland later this month.
Roy played a major role in the ICC Men’s cricket World Cup victory in England, scoring 443 runs in seven innings named in the tournament’s team.
Some regulars from England are missing in the 13-man squad: Ben Stokes, player of the game in the World Cup final, had to rest next to Jos Buttler, while Mark Wood is due to a supporting role missing load that will put him out of action for four to six weeks ,
Lewis Gregory is another newcomer who has received a first test after an impressive season at the County Championship for Somerset. The bowling all-rounder has covered 44 wickets with an average of 13.88 and 363 runs with an average of 30.25.
Olly Stone, who has not yet made a test debut, was able to fully recover from a stress fracture in which he returned early from the tour of the West Indies earlier this year.
Jofra Archer was not considered for the selection and was paused before the upcoming Ashes series. The fast bowler has received an additional order from the ECB for the next 12 months.
A 16-member squad for a pre-Ashes training camp this weekend has also been announced.
The four-day test between England and Ireland starts on Wednesday, July 24, at Lord’s.