ngland have added Worcestershire seamer Josh Tongue to their squad for subsequent month’s Take a look at towards Ireland, following a spate of fast-bowling accidents.
Ollie Robinson and James Anderson had been each named within the preliminary 15-man squad for that recreation however neither are anticipated to play, with give attention to making certain the frontline pair are match for the primary Ashes Take a look at towards Australia on June 16 following minor ankle and groin accidents.
That leaves Matthew Potts, Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes and Mark Wooden as England’s seam choices for the four-day match at Lord’s, however Tongue has now been added to that roster after receiving a primary worldwide call-up.
The 25-year-old has been on England’s radar for a while and was picked for the Lions’ tour to Sri Lanka this winter regardless of solely having returned from a 15-month damage lay-off in August final 12 months, a spell throughout which he thought-about retirement from the sport.
Tongue took eight wickets, together with a primary innings five-for, within the unofficial Take a look at draw at Galle and earlier this month ended Steve Smith’s first County Championship innings of the summer season for Sussex, trapping the Australia batter lbw for 30.
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