Dawid Malan has paid the price for his poor run of scores for England by getting dropped for the second cricket Test against India at Lord’s, with uncapped 20-year-old Ollie Pope called up as a replacement. The other change to the 13-man squad was expected, with Ben Stokes out because he is attending a court in England from Monday on a charge of affray. Fellow all-rounder Chris Woakes (
) takes his place.
Pope has hit three centuries in English domestic cricket this summer, with a top score of 158 not out, and made an unbeaten half-century in the second-string England Lions’ win over India A last month.
It is another bold call from recently appointed national selector Ed SmithAP
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