England have recalled Keaton Jennings rather than out-of-form opener Mark Stoneman for the second one Take a look at at Headingley.
The hosts introduced the one exchange to a 12-man squad early on Monday morning, following their nine-wicket defeat towards Pakistan at Lord’s.
Stoneman, wanting runs for Surrey initially of this summer season, may muster simply 13 in two innings within the first Take a look at.
Twenty-five-year-old Jennings, who averaged 24.50 after the closing of his six Checks virtually 10 months in the past – when he used to be changed by way of Stoneman – has began his season neatly, hitting two Specsavers County Championship centuries already and averaging virtually 44 for his new membership Lancashire.
Nationwide selector Ed Smith mentioned: “Keaton Jennings confirmed a powerful temperament in scoring 100 on his Take a look at fit debut towards India in December 2016.
“Keaton has discovered excellent variety in county cricket this season, together with 3 centuries in his closing seven innings (two within the First Department of the county championship, one within the Royal London Cup).”
Stoneman’s opening partnership with nationwide all-time report runscorer Alastair Cook dinner has change into the least fruitful in England’s historical past, with a present output of lower than 19 runs for each and every stand.
Smith mentioned: “Mark Stoneman misses out at Emerald Headingley.
“Mark has skilled a disappointing begin to the 2018 season and had a troublesome Take a look at fit at Lord’s.”
England should win the second one Take a look at, which starts on Friday, to keep away from collection defeat.
– England squad (v Pakistan at Headingley, beginning on June 1): JE Root (Captain), AN Cook dinner, KK Jennings, DJ Malan, JM Bairstow (wkt), BA Stokes, JC Buttler, CR Woakes, DM Bess, SCJ Vast, JM Anderson, MA Picket