England will have two debutants Jason Roy and Olly Stone in their playing XI when they will take on Ireland in one-off four day Test match against Ireland. The England Test skipper Joe Root confirmed the playing XI on the eve of the Test match. Roy had an impressive World Cup campaign as he scored 443 runs in the seven matches. Thus, the right-hander got a chance into the Test side.
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On the other hand, Olly Stone will make his debut and he would part of the four men fast bowling battery. Stone had made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka last year. The fast bowler played four ODI matches in total.
Olly Stone has impressed with his pace.
He was then picked for the tour of the West Indies but could not get a chance as he was ruled out due to a stress fracture in his lower back. Olly Stone is one of the fastest English fast bowlers and he would like to impress from the get-go.
Meanwhile, England’s veteran fast bowler James Anderson has been ruled out with a calf injury. Hence, Olly Stone will get a chance to impress before the Ashes series.
Apart from James Anderson, Lewis Gregory is part of the 13-man squad who misses out in the final XI of the squad. As Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler have been given rest, Joe Denly gets a place in the last XI.
England and Ireland will take on each other at the Mecca of Cricket, Lord’s on 24th July.