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India vs England 2nd Test: Hosts name 12-man squad, Ollie Pope to debut at Lord's

News Summed Up 2018-08-08 05:30:00

England captain Joe Root confirmed on Wednesday rookie batsman Oliver 'Ollie' Pope will make his debut against India in the second Test starting at the Lord's on August 9. Root announced that Surrey batsman Pope will receive his first cap batting at No. "You also hear of the greats of the game, like Alastair Cook who made his debut when he was 20. Seamer Jamie Porter misses out from the initial 13-man squad, while one among Moeen Ali or Chris Woakes will replace Ben Stokes. England 12-man squad:Joe Root (capt), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow (w), Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Alastair Cook, Sam Curran, Keaton Jennings, Ollie Pope, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes.