Cricket

Westley set for England debut in 3rd Test

2017-07-20 13:54
ECB (File)

London - Essex batsman Tom Westley is in line to make his England debut at number three in next week's third Test against South Africa at The Oval after being included in a 13-man squad announced on Thursday. 

Gary Ballance, England's number three in their crushing 346-run defeat in the second Test at Trent Bridge last week that saw South Africa level the four-match series at 1-1, was ruled out on Tuesday with a broken finger. 

"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," said an England and Wales Cricket Board statement issued on Thursday.

England: Joe Root (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook, Liam Dawson, Keaton Jennings, Dawid Malan, Toby Roland-Jones, Ben Stokes, Tom Westley, Mark Wood.

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