Not that Toby Roland-Jones was a surprise call, but what amused the fans was his name that was hyphenated    Getty Images
Not that Toby Roland-Jones was a surprise call, but what amused the fans was his name that was hyphenated Getty Images

England on Thursday announced their 14-man squad for the upcoming first Test against Pakistan, due to get underway from July, as they called in a rookie named Toby Roland-Jones from Middlesex. Not that he was a surprise call, but what amused the fans was his name that was hyphenated. It quickly prompted fans to know how many cricketers in the world have their names hyphenated. Well, as an instance, there are plenty of cricketers with hyphenated names. Roland-Jones is the fifth English cricketer with an hyphenated name, while the list is huge regarding the name of cricketers with hyphenated names. Anderson to miss PAK vs ENG, 1st Test at Lord’s in 2016

Roland-Jones, 28, has been in fine for Middlesex this season, with 30 County Championship wickets at under 30 apiece. Ballance, 26 last played Test cricket against Australia at Lord s in 2015. This week he scored 132 in the first innings against Middlesex at Scarborough. England national selector James Whitaker said: Building on the success of the Test series win against Sri Lanka last month, we have maintained our objective of retaining a balanced squad.” Cook reveals he came close to resigning as England captain

Two hyphens Hypenated first names Hypenated last names
Ata-ur-Rehman Pakistan Al-Amin Hossain Bangladesh Albert Rose-Innes South Africa
Atiq-uz-Zaman Pakistan Geert-Maarten Mol Netherlands Chuck Fleetwood-Smith Australia
Fazal-ur-Rehman Pakistan Henk-Jan Mol Netherlands Dave Langford-Smith Ireland
Fazl-e-Akbar Pakistan Jacob-Jan Esmeijer Netherlands Eboo Essop-Adam Zimbabwe
Inzamam-ul-Haq Pakistan Jan-Berrie Burger Namibia George Finlay-Bissett South Africa
Jalal-ud-Din Pakistan Jean-Paul Duminy South Africa George Simpson-Hayward England
Misbah-ul-Haq Pakistan Klaas-Jan van Noortwijk Netherlands Glen Bruk-Jackson Zimbabwe
Moin-ul-Atiq Pakistan Paul-Jan Bakker Netherlands Hugh Bromley-Davenport England
Mufasir-ul-Haq Pakistan Mandy Mitchell-Innes England
Nasim-ul-Ghani Pakistan Nathan Coulter-Nile Australia
Naved-ul-Hasan Pakistan Percy Twentyman-Jones South Africa
Noor-ul-Haq Afghanistan Pom Pom Fellows-Smith South Africa
Raza-ur-Rehman Canada / Pakistan Tuppy Owen-Smith South Africa
Rizwan-uz-Zaman Pakistan Toby Roland-Jones England
Saeed-al-Saffar UAE Special mention
Shrimp Leveson Gower England (sometimes written Leveson-Gower)

Meanwhile, England s all-time leading wicket-taker James Anderson has been ruled out of a 12-man squad announced Thursday for next week s first Test against Pakistan at Lord s. Anderson has not recovered from a right shoulder injury sustained in the third Test against Sri Lanka in June. The Lancashire paceman s place in the squad has been taken by uncapped seamer Toby Roland-Jones, now pushing for a Test debut on his Lord s home ground.