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Jack Leach named for Ashes Test at Lord's

Jack Leach has been named in the England squad for the Second Specsavers Ashes Test match against Australia that gets underway on Wednesday August 14th.

The left-arm orthodox spinner returns in place of Worcestershire all-rounder Moeen Ali. Leach, who was player of the match the last time England played at Lord’s in victory over Ireland last month, is set to add to his five Test caps.

The England National Cricket Selectors have named a 12-strong squad for Second Test match against Australia at Lord’s starting on Wednesday, August 14.

England second Test squad versus Australia:

Joe Root (Yorkshire) captain

Jofra Archer (Sussex)

Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire)

Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)

Rory Burns (Surrey)

Jos Buttler (Lancashire)

Sam Curran (Surrey)

Joe Denly (Kent)

Jack Leach (Somerset)

Jason Roy (Surrey)

Ben Stokes (Durham)

Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)

James Anderson (right calf) and Olly Stone (back) miss out through injury. Both seamers were included in the squad for the first Test at Edgbaston.

The squad will report to London on Sunday

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