Thursday, 24 May, 2018

England recall Buttler for 1st Pakistan Test

Dom Bess Dom Bess only made his first-class debut for Somerset two years ago Credit getty images
Preston Stone | 17 May, 2018, 21:22

Jonny Bairstow is however set to keep the gloves for England's opening game of the summer.

The English Selectors, under new head Ed Smith, chose a 12-man squad for the first Test scheduled to start next week.

This was the first squad selection process involving the newly appointed selector, Ed Smith, and he was obviously keen to make an early impression as Vince has paid the price for numerous failures in an England shirt.

Bess, 20, is included following team-mate Jack Leach's injury - Leach broke his thumb during Somerset's warm-up ahead of the final day's play of the Specsavers County Championship game against Hampshire on Monday.

Smith said it was "the ideal moment" to reintroduce Buttler to Test cricket, adding: "He will bring unique qualities to the Test team". Aesthetically pleasing at the crease, Vince struggled to back up his obvious quality with significant numbers - he has now played 22 Test match innings and averages a disappointing 24.90 after enduring a hard time of it during the Ashes series against Australia in the winter.

Of the bad luck befalling Leach, who made his Test debut at the end of England's winter tour, he said: 'I was really gutted for Leachy.

But Buttler, who averaged 31 in his first 18 Test matches, will be unavailable if selected in England's squad.

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Ben Stokes though cleared that he gave all he had during this period for his team and was thankful for everyone at the Royals franchise who supported and played with him during his stint in the Indian Premier League (IPL). But after England's Test series defeats in Australia and New Zealand, top-order batsman James Vince got the axe. He has not played a first-class match since September.

And he wasted no time in making an emotional phone call to his father after speaking to Smith, who says Bess has "grabbed every opportunity given to him". He has impressed everyone with his performances for Somerset and England representative teams.

England Test squad: Joe Root (capt), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Alastair Cook, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Mark Stoneman, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

England face Pakistan in the first Test at Lord's starting on May 24, before the second encounter at Headingley from June 1.

'With Jack Leach missing out due to injury, the selection panel wanted to invest opportunity in a young spin bowler.

"Dom's strong form, character and all-round abilities presented a compelling case for selection".

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