After a series-clinching victory over West Indies in Manchester, England have selected an unchanged 14-man squad for the first Test against Pakistan.
England regained the Wisden Trophy after defeating West Indies 2-1 in its first international assignment post COVID-19 hiatus.
The series which will be held behind closed doors in a bio-secure environment will begin on 5 August at the Old Trafford in Manchester, followed by the games at Ageas Bowl, Southampton (13-17 August and 21-25 August).
“Our 14-man squad is unchanged,” national selector Ed Smith said in a statement. “County cricket now restarts on Saturday, Aug. 1. We want to have sufficient reserves inside the biosecure Test match bubble.
“But we may also want to give opportunities, where possible, for the reserves to play county cricket. As we seek the best balance here, England may make changes to the reserves during the three-match series against Pakistan.”
England Test squad for first Test versus Pakistan:
Joe Root (captain), Ben Stokes, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Dom Sibley, James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes and Mark Wood.
Reserves: James Bracey, Ben Foakes, Jack Leach, Dan Lawrence.