<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/pope.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-733522" alt="pope" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/pope.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> <p></p> <p></p>Surrey batsman Ollie Pope is set for <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/England/">England</a> debut as England and Wales Cricket Board (<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ECB">ECB</a>) announced a 12-member squad for the second <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/india-in-england-2018-200789/live-scores/india-vs-england-2nd-test-match-184491-summary.html">India vs England Test </a> starting August 9. <p></p> <p></p><strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/india-in-england-2018-200789/">INDIA vs ENGLAND 2018 SERIES PAGE</a> </strong> <p></p> <p></p>Pope comes in for <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Dawid-Malan/">Dawid Malan</a>, while Essex fast bowler Jamie Porter misses out from the initial 13-man squad. <p></p> <p></p>"Ollie Pope will come in and bat at four," said Root during a pre-match press conference at Lord's on Wednesday. <p></p> <p></p><strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/india-in-england-2018-200789/schedule/">INDIA vs ENGLAND 2018 schedule and results page </a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>However, the replacement for <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Ben-Stokes/">Ben Stokes</a>, unavailable for the second Test due to his on-going court case for affray, will only be known at the toss with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Moeen-Ali/">Moeen Ali</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Chris-Woakes/">Chris Woakes</a> vying for the allrounder s slot. <p></p> <p></p>Pope is set to become the 686th Test player for England. The 20-year-old has been in brilliant form for County Championship leaders Surrey this season, scoring 684 runs at a huge average of 85.50, including three centuries and a top score of 158 not out. He also made an unbeaten fifty for the second-string England Lions in a 253-run win over India A in a first-class fixture at Worcester last month. <p></p> <p></p>Root added: "He's obviously batted at six for Surrey this season -- but having seen him play a little bit, and the way his game is set up, I think it's very much transferable to bat at number four in Test cricket. <p></p> <p></p>"I know that might be seen as quite a big jump. But he's obviously an exciting talent and, with the guys around him, I think he fits nicely into that position in our team." <p></p> <p></p><strong>England 12-man squad</strong>: Joe Root (c), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow (w), Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Alastair Cook, Sam Curran, Keaton Jennings, Ollie Pope, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes.