England to rest World Cup heroes against Ireland
Jason Roy one of four players who won final in squad for Lord’s test
England’s Jason Roy during the World Cup final against New Zealand. Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Reuters
Several of England’s World Cup heroes will be missing when Ireland play at Lord’s next week.
Bowlers Jofra Archer and Mark Wood have also been omitted while they both nurse strains in their left side.
England also name uncapped Somerset all-rounder Lewis Gregory.
Much interest will centre on the fitness of James Anderson, who will lead England’s attack into the Ashes in August, but who injured his calf earlier this month.
The match at Lord’s, which runs from Wednesday 24th to Saturday 27th, will be the first time Ireland and England have met in tests,
Ireland commence their build up today with a two-day game against Middlesex 2nd XI at Merchant Taylor’s School in London.