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11-Aug-2017 05:30:00 GMT
England v West Indies, 1st Test, Edgbaston

Stoneman, Crane gets England call as Jennings dropped

London: Surrey batsman Mark Stoneman has replaced opener Keaton Jennings in England's 13-man squad for their day-night Test against West Indies.

Uncapped leg-spinner Mason Crane comes in for Hampshire team-mate Liam Dawson, while fit-again all-rounder Chris Woakes replaces seamer Steven Finn.

The Edgbaston game, the first of a three-match series, is the first day-night Test to be held in England and begins on Thursday, 17 August at 14:00 BST.

Durham fast bowler Mark Wood is still ruled out because of a heel injury, while recent debutants Dawid Malan, Toby Roland-Jones and Tom Westley all retain their places in the squad.

Crane, 20, played two Twenty20 internationals for England against South Africa in June but has appeared in only 25 first-class games.

He became the first overseas player to represent Australian state side New South Wales for 32 years when he played in their Sheffield Shield game against South Australia in March.

Following the West Indies series, England will tour Australia in defence of the Ashes this winter.

England squad to face West Indies: Joe Root (capt), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook, Mason Crane, Dawid Malan, Toby Roland-Jones, Ben Stokes, Mark Stoneman, Tom Westley, Chris Woakes

Fixtures

Aug 17-21: England v West Indies, 1st Test, Edgbaston (d/n)
Aug 25-29: England v West Indies, 2nd Test, Headingley
Sep 07-11: England v West Indies, 3rd Test, Lord's


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