Denly named in England Test squad

Friday 21st September 2018

Men’s First XI

Denly named in England Test squad

Vice-Captain Joe Denly has been named in England’s 16-man Test squad heading to Sri Lanka in November.

It is his first England call-up since February 2010, when the now 32-year-old played a T20 International against Pakistan in Dubai.

He also has nine ODI caps to his name.

Denly has featured in every Specsavers County Championship match this season, scoring 798 runs and taking 20 wickets with his leg-spin bowling.

National Selector Ed Smith said: “Joe Denly has had an excellent season with bat and ball and has matured into one of the leading players in county cricket.

“He has that all-round touch of class that can help at the highest level.”

The England Cricket Test squad will be travelling to Sri Lanka in early November.

They start the three Test series against the hosts on the 6th of November in Galle, two further Test matches will be played in Pallekele (14th-18th) and Colombo (24th-27th) respectively.

England Test squad

Joe Root (Yorkshire) captain

Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)

Jimmy Anderson (Lancashire)

Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire) wicketkeeper

Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)

Rory Burns (Surrey)

Jos Buttler (Lancashire)

Sam Curran (Surrey)

Joe Denly (Kent)

Keaton Jennings (Lancashire)

Jack Leach (Somerset)

Ollie Pope (Surrey)

Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)

Ben Stokes (Durham)

Olly Stone (Warwickshire)

Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)