Keaton Jennings, Liam Livingstone and Will Jacks in England Take a look at squad vs Pakistan | Alex Lees dropped | CricketNews

Opening batter Alex Lees has been dropped for England’s three-Take a look at sequence in Pakistan in December, with Keaton Jennings, Liam Livingstone and Will Jacks referred to as right into a 15-man squad.

Surrey all-rounder Jacks receives his first Take a look at name up, whereas Livingstone will probably be seeking to make his debut within the format, having been chosen for the primary time since 2018.

Opener Jennings returns for the primary time since February 2019 after a superb summer time with Lancashire, the place he was prime run-scorer within the LV= Insurance coverage County Championship with 1,233 in 17 innings.

Lees has been axed after averaging 25.15 throughout 13 Take a look at innings in the course of the 2022 house summer time, with the Durham man solely passing fifty on two events.

The left-hander’s omission was considerably anticipated after not being awarded a central contract when that record was introduced on Tuesday.

Ben Duckett retains his place after being referred to as up for the ultimate Take a look at in opposition to South Africa in September when Jonny Bairstow dropped out resulting from damage – Duckett didn’t make the XI for that match with Harry Brook taking Bairstow’s spot.

England Males’s 15-man Take a look at squad for tour of Pakistan

Ben Stokes (Durham, captain), James Anderson (Lancashire), Harry Brook (Yorkshire), Zak Crawley (Kent), Ben Duckett (Nottinghamshire), Ben Foakes (Surrey), Will Jacks (Surrey), Keaton Jennings (Lancashire), Jack Leach (Somerset), Liam Livingstone (Lancashire), Jamie Overton (Surrey), Ollie Pope (Surrey), Ollie Robinson (Sussex), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Mark Wooden (Durham)

Stuart Broad misses out, along with his associate Mollie King resulting from give beginning in the direction of the tip of November, whereas fellow seamer Matthew Potts has been unnoticed.

Quick bowlers Jamie Overton and Mark Wooden return, becoming a member of Ollie Robinson and James Anderson as tempo choices.

Wooden – at present out in Australia as a part of England’s T20 World Cup squad – options in a Take a look at get together for the primary time since March after returning to full health.

Jack Leach is chosen as frontline spinner, with Jacks, Livingstone and former captain Joe Root offering additional spin choices.

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Brook is included and will characteristic within the center order with captain Ben Stokes unable to name on Bairstow who will probably be out till 2023 after breaking his leg on a golf course in early September.

England play three Take a look at matches in Pakistan, beginning on December 1 in Rawalpindi, earlier than additional video games in Multan from December 9 and Karachi from December 17.

It’s the first time an England crew has performed red-ball cricket in Pakistan since 2005 and comes off the again of a T20 sequence, which England received 4-3.

England received six out of seven Exams at house this yr, beating India, New Zealand and South Africa alongside the best way, with their sole defeat coming in opposition to the Proteas at Lord’s.

Rob Key, the managing director of England males’s cricket, stated: “We’re wanting ahead to touring Pakistan as a Take a look at crew for the primary time since 2005. It will likely be a historic tour and a compelling sequence in opposition to a superb aspect.

“The selectors have picked a squad for the circumstances we are able to anticipate in Pakistan. There’s a sturdy mix of youth and expertise and gamers who will adapt nicely to the sorts of pitches we’re prone to get throughout the three-match sequence.

“I want the gamers each success, particularly these new to the squad and people returning after a time period away.”

England’s males Take a look at tour of Pakistan schedule

Three-day warm-up: England v Lions, November 23-25, Zayed Cricket Advanced, Abu Dhabi

First Take a look at: Pakistan v England, December 1-5, Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi

Second Take a look at: Pakistan v England, December 9-13, Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan

Third Take a look at: Pakistan v England, December 17-21, Nationwide Stadium, Karachi

Jennings hoped for recall after ‘particular’ yr

Jennings averaged of 72.52 for Lancashire this season, hitting 5 centuries, together with 318 in opposition to Somerset.

Left-hander Jennings was first referred to as up in 2016 however was dropped on two separate events, with the batter failing to impress, averaging 25.19 from 17 caps.

“This yr was a kind of years you will look again on in retirement and notice how particular it was. I did issues this yr I’ve by no means accomplished earlier than,” Jennings stated earlier than the Take a look at squad was introduced.

“I turned 30 this summer time, and I feel age and maturity is an enormous issue. Between 28 and 35 is whenever you hit your peak as a batter – lots of guys have scored lots of runs in that interval, it is the most effective time of a batter’s life.

“What Ben Stokes and the remainder of the squad have accomplished extremely nicely is again guys publicly, and that is completely unbelievable. As soon as you have had a style of that robust setting, constructive or unfavourable, you notice how laborious it’s.

“I might assume the identical two guys would open the batting within the subsequent Take a look at match. In fact, for myself, it could be unbelievable to play extra, I might like to.

“I most likely struggled with that earlier than, you wish to do extra, to ask ‘how can I show myself once more?’, however that is not whenever you’re at your happiest or taking part in your greatest cricket. If that recognition comes for me, it is nice, but when it does not I am nonetheless very glad in my life.”

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England’s managing director of males’s cricket Rob Key has praised the affect of captain Ben Stokes, calling him ‘an excellent chief’

England males’s Take a look at tour of Pakistan

First Take a look at: Pakistan vs England, 1-5 December, Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi

Second Take a look at: Pakistan vs England, 9-13 December, Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan

Third Take a look at: Pakistan vs England, 17-21 December, Nationwide Stadium, Karachi

Watch all three Exams from Pakistan dwell on Sky Sports activities Cricket, beginning with the primary match from Thursday, December 1.

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