Stokes Retains England Place For Lord's Test

Stokes Retains England Place For Lord

Ben Stokes celebrates the wicket of India's Stuart Binny for England (getty images)

Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes has retained his place in the England squad for the 2nd Investec Test against India.

The 23-year-old impressed with the ball during the 1st Test at Trent Bridge, taking 2-81 from 34 overs on a placid pitch in Nottingham.

India eventually batted out to a draw in their second innings so both sides will head to Lord's for the game on Thursday looking to pick up a first win in the five test series.

Lancashire's left arm spinner Simon Kerrigan, who has been capped once at Test level, has been added to the England squad.

England squad
Alastair Cook (Essex) (Capt)
Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)
James Anderson (Lancashire)
Gary Ballance (Yorkshire)
Ian Bell (Warwickshire)
Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)
Chris Jordan (Sussex)
Simon Kerrigan (Lancashire)
Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire)
Matt Prior (Sussex)
Sam Robson (Middlesex)
Joe Root (Yorkshire)
Ben Stokes (Durham)
Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)

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