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Surrey’s Ollie Pope and Ben Foakes have been selected for the first two games of England’s LV= Insurance Test series against South Africa.

Batting at three under England’s new regime, Pope has scored 277 runs at an average of just under 35 including a century against New Zealand at Trent Bridge.

This summer, Foakes has averaged 35.6 including an important half century in the same innings as Pope’s ton at Trent Bridge. Foakes returns to the squad after missing the India Test Match with Covid.

Full Squad

Ben Stokes (Durham) captain
James Anderson (Lancashire)
Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire)
Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)
Harry Brook (Yorkshire)
Zak Crawley (Kent)
Ben Foakes (Surrey)
Jack Leach (Somerset)
Alex Lees (Durham)
Craig Overton (Somerset)
Matthew Potts (Durham)
Ollie Pope (Surrey)
Ollie Robinson (Sussex)
Joe Root (Yorkshire)

Test match schedule:

LV= Insurance Test Schedule:

1st Test: England v South Africa, 17-21 August, Lord’s Cricket Ground, London

2nd Test: England v South Africa, 25-29 August, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

3rd Test: England v South Africa, 8-12 September, Kia Oval, London