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BREAKING NEWS: Archer, Curran miss out on first Ashes Test

England paceman Jofra Archer
England paceman Jofra Archer
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Modified 01 Aug 2019, 13:42 IST
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England have named their XI for the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston, with Jofra Archer, Sam Curran and Olly Stone the men to miss out from the initial 14-man squad.

Archer was England's leading wicket-taker as the hosts claimed glory at the World Cup this month, but he was prescribed a period of rest after having to negotiate the latter games of the competition while managing a side strain.

The 24-year-old returned to T20 action for Sussex against Surrey last week, but England have elected not to risk the fast bowler, with veteran seamer James Anderson returning following a calf injury.

Joe Root's frontline seam attack is completed by Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes, who combined to blow Ireland away for 38 all out at Lord's last week.

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Published 31 Jul 2019, 18:26 IST
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