Ashes 2019: England name unchanged squad for Leeds Test, James Anderson being monitored
Jason Roy and Joe Denly have been retained in England's Test squad.

The England selectors have retained the same 12 players for the third Ashes Test against Australia starting Thursday at Headingley, which means that Jason Roy and Joe Denly will get another chance to prove they belong at Test level.

England’s 12-man squad for Leeds does not feature James Anderson, who is making progress with his calf injury and will play for Lancashire’s second XI in a three-day match from Tuesday.


Roy, 29, made his Test debut against Ireland last month after a strong World Cup campaign. He made 5 and 72 in that Test, and since then has tallied 40 runs in four innings against Australia.

Denly, 33, averages 23 from five Tests with one fifty. In the ongoing Ashes, he has scores of 18, 11, 30 and 26.

Jack Leach will remain England’s sole spinner after combining with debutant Jofra Archer to give Australia a scare on day five of the Lord’s Test.

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The third Ashes Test at Headingley starts August 22.

England squad for second Ashes Test: Joe Root (capt), Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Jack Leach, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes