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Woakes replaces Roland-Jones in only England change for Headingley Test

All-rounder Chris Woakes has been recalled to the England side to face West Indies in the second Test at Headingley.

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England all-rounder Chris Woakes

Chris Woakes will make his Test comeback against West Indies at Headingley at the expense of Toby Roland-Jones in the only change to the England side.

Woakes missed the series victory over South Africa after suffering a side strain during the ICC Champions Trophy opener against Bangladesh at the start of June.

The all-rounder was recalled to the squad for the first Test against the Windies at Edgbaston, but did not feature on his home ground.

England captain Joe Root revealed that Woakes will play in Leeds, where England will set about attempting to wrap up the three-match series with a game to spare on Friday after a crushing victory in Birmingham.

Woakes scored a half-century and took five wickets for Warwickshire in his County Championship return against champions Middlesex and is set to slot in at number nine in the order.

Roland-Jones took eight wickets in the match on his Test debut against the Proteas at The Oval and two in each innings against the Windies last week.

 

 

England team: Joe Root (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Mark Stoneman, Tom Westley, Chris Woakes.

 

 

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