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16-May-2023 15:37:00 GMT
England vs Ireland - Only Test, The Lord's

Archer out for summer as Bairstow recall for Ireland Test

London: Fast bowler Jofra Archer has been ruled out for the summer but Jonny Bairstow has returned to the England Test squad as wicketkeeper in place of Ben Foakes.

Bairstow, who has not played for England since breaking his leg in August, will take the gloves against Ireland on 1 June.

Fast bowler Archer has a recurrence of the stress fracture in his right elbow.

James Anderson is named in the 15-man squad despite suffering a groin injury whilst playing for Lancashire.

The four-day Test against the Irish at Lord's is England's final preparation for the Ashes series against Australia, which begins on 16 June.

England squad:
  • Ben Stokes (Durham, captain)
  • James Anderson (Lancashire)
  • Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire, wk)
  • Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)
  • Harry Brook (Yorkshire)
  • Zak Crawley (Kent)
  • Ben Duckett (Nottinghamshire)
  • Dan Lawrence (Essex)
  • Jack Leach (Somerset)
  • Ollie Pope (Surrey)
  • Matthew Potts (Durham)
  • Ollie Robinson (Sussex)
  • Joe Root (Yorkshire)
  • Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)
  • Mark Wood (Durham)

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