England have persisted with their winning combination © Getty Images
England have persisted with their winning combination © Getty Images

Aug 10, 2014

England have named an unchanged squad following their victory at Manchester against India. After being 0-1 down, England have bounced back by winning at Southampton and then at Manchester, giving the visitors no chance of getting back into the game. With one Test to go, England have backed their winning combination and have retained the side that won at Manchester. As a result, Steven Finn holds on to his spot.

England have not kept Simon Kerrigan in the squad though. The Oval may have some help for spin, but Moeen Ali’s encouraging performances in the last two Tests have meant that they would back him to come good. Though Stuart Broad injured himself at Manchester, he has been retained in the side. Alastair Cook, the captain, had said that he wasn’t quite sure about his availability after the last Test.

England squad: Alastair Cook (c), Sam Robson, Gary Ballance, Moeen Ali, Joe Root, Ian Bell, Chris Woakes, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Jordan, Steven Finn, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Ben Stokes.

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