Headingley - England named an unchanged squad on Monday for this week's third Ashes Test against Australia at Headingley.
The injured James Anderson, England's all-time leading Test
wicket-taker, will continue his bid to return later in the series by
playing in a county 2nd XI match starting Tuesday.
England's selectors kept faith with the XI that drew the
rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord's on Sunday, with the hosts
having the better of an exciting last day before Australia held out to
preserve their 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
Surrey left-arm seamer Sam Curran, who did not play at Lord's,
retained his place in a 12-man squad for the third Test, which starts at
England captain Joe Root's Headingley home ground on Thursday.
With just a four-day turnaround between Tests in London and Leeds, major changes were always unlikely.
Now England will hope that is sufficient time for World Cup-winning
fast bowler Jofra Archer, who took five wickets while repeatedly topping
speeds of 90 mph on his Test debut, to recover from the 44 overs he
sent down at Lord's.
Anderson did not play in the second Test because of a calf injury
that restricted him to just four overs in Australia's 251-run win in the
series opener at Edgbaston.
He is, however, to step his rehabilitation this week by playing for
Lancashire 2nd XI against Leicestershire in a three-day friendly match
Anderson's fitness will be assessed continually ahead of the fourth
Test at his Old Trafford home ground starting on September 4.
While England's fallible top order remains a concern - World
Cup-winning opener Jason Roy has made just 40 runs in four innings this
series - the selectors have resisted the temptation to bring in new
They were under less pressure to make changes after the uncapped duo
of Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley, considered to be of the best young
openers in England, were both out for low scores on Sunday.
Sibley got a duck for Warwickshire against Somerset on Sunday and
Kent batsman Crawley was dismissed for just five against Essex.
Rory Burns (Surrey), Jason Roy (Surrey), Joe Root (Yorkshire, captain), Joe Denly (Kent), Ben Stokes (Durham), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire, wkt), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Jofra Archer (Sussex), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Jack Leach (Somerset), Sam Curran (Surrey)