The England Cricket Board has announced their squad for the third Test against India to be played at Headingley from August 25-29. Dawid Malan has been added into the squad along with a few others as the board has announced a 15-member squad for the third Test. England lost the second Test against India at Lord’s and are trailing in the five-match series at the moment.
England have made wholesale changes to their squad for the third Test removing Zak Crawley, Dom Sibley while adding a left-hander in Malan. Malan played his last Test against India in 2018.Dan Lawrence who missed the second Test has been retained for the third as has been Haseeb Hameed despite minimal returns at Lord’s. Rory Burns has been retained for the third Test despite failing with the bat in the second.
Dawid Malan Included In 15-Member England Squad
“Dawid Malan deserves his opportunity in the Test arena. He has a lot of experience across all formats and, if called upon, I am confident that he can come and do well on his home ground. In the limited time he has played first-class cricket this season, he has shown what he is capable of, scoring a highly accomplished 199 for Yorkshire against Sussex at Headingley in June” England head coach Chris Silverwood said in a statement.
England have also maintained the experience of Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Moeen Ali and Jos Buttler in the 15-member squad. Ollie Robinson, Craig Overton and Mark Wood will share the attack along with the veteran James Anderson. Ollie Pope who missed the second Test due to an injury has been drafted back for the third.
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“We also have the services of Saqib Mahmood, who has been brilliant across all formats this summer. He is confident, highly-skilled and will not be overawed if he is to make his Test debut. His temperament and attitude are suited to the international arena” Silverwood said.
England Squad For Third Test vs India
Joe Root (c), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood