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Pataudi Trophy 2021: England announces 17-member squad, Ollie Robinson included while Jofra Archer misses out

England would be taking on India in a five-Test series to defend the Pataudi Trophy from August 4. Ahead of the same, the 17-member English squad was announced for the opening two Tests, to be led by Joe Root.

Pataudi Trophy 2021: England announces 17-member squad, Ollie Robinson included while Jofra Archer misses out-ayh
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London, First Published Jul 21, 2021, 7:19 PM IST
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Ahead of the highly-anticipated Test series for the Pataudi Trophy, England has announced the 17-member squad for the opening two Test of the series. It is a strong squad that bolsters match-winners, to be led by Joe Root.

Meanwhile, pacer Ollie Robinson is one of the notable inclusions in the squad. The youngster was in the news of late for posting racial tweets in the past and was handed a temporary suspension last month before being revoked.

In the meantime, star pacer Jofra Archer misses out as he is yet to recover from his finger injury. He underwent surgery on the same a couple of months back to get a piece of glass removed that he had got stuck while cleaning a fish tank. However, he is in line to return for the remaining three Tests.

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Among other star players, all-rounder Ben Stokes is a noticeable feature in the squad. Also, veteran seamer James Anderson would be one of the big guns to watch out for his deadly swing bowling, especially at home.

England squad for first two Tests: Joe Root (c), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler (wk), Zak Crawley, Sam Curran, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes and Mark Wood

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