England Unchanged For Final Test
Following two impressive victories at The Ageas Bowl and Emirates Old Trafford, England have named an unchanged 13-man squad for the final Test against India at The Kia Oval.
Despite being struck while batting and suffering a fractured nose, the unchanged squad means that fast bowler Stuart Broad is in contention to play.
He tweeted earlier today that he was ready to head to The Oval, but may have to wear a mask to prevent any further damage.
"Little bit sore this morning but not too bad! Doc did a great job with the stitches. On to The Oval! (With a mask)," he wrote.
Liam Plunkett, who was ruled out of the Old Trafford Test with an ankle injury, remains absent and there is no place in the squad for left-arm spinner Simon Kerrigan, who was called up but not selected for the Lord's Test.
Moeen Ali has taken on the role of premier spinner and returned 19 wickets in the series so far, including a six-wicket haul to bowl India out in Southampton and four wickets on the final day in Manchester.
England Test squad: Alastair Cook (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Steven Finn, Chris Jordan, Sam Robson, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes
Little bit sore this morning but not too bad! Doc did a great job with the stitches. On to The Oval! (With a mask) pic.twitter.com/PH3kiCqufX— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) August 10, 2014
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9th-13th July: 1st Test, Trent Bridge, NottinghamIndia 457 & 391-9 dec. (Binny 78) drew with
England 496 (Root 154no, Anderson 81)
17th-21st July: 2nd Test, Lord's, LondonIndia 295 & 342 (Vijay 95, Jadeja 68) beat
England 319 & 223 (Sharma 7-74) by 95 runs
27th-31st July: 3rd Test, The Ageas Bowl, SouthamptonEngland 569-7 dec. & 205-4 dec. beat
India 330 & 178 (Ali 6-67) by 266 runs
7th-11th August: 4th Test, Emirates Old Trafford, ManchesterEngland 367 (Root 77, Buttler 70) beat
India 152 & 166 by an innings & 54 runs
15th-19th August: 5th Test, The Kia Oval, LondonEngland 486 (Root 149no, Cook 79) beat
India 148 & 94 by an innings & 244 runs
25th August: 1st ODI, BristolMatch abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain
27th August: 2nd ODI, SWALEC Stadium, CardiffIndia 304-6 (Raina 100, Woakes 4-52) beat
England 161 (Jadeja 4-28) by 133 runs (D/L)
30th August: 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge, NottinghamIndia 228-4 (Rayudu 64no) beat
England 227 (Cook 44) by six wickets
2nd September: 4th ODI, Edgbaston, BirminghamIndia 212-1 (Rahane 106, Dhawan 97no) beat
England 206 (Moeen Ali 67) by nine wickets
5th September: 5th ODI, Headingley, LeedsEngland 294-7 (Root 113, Buttler 49) beat
India 253 (Jadeja 87) by 41 runs
7th September: T20I, Edgbaston, BirminghamEngland 180-7 (Morgan 71, Hales 40)
India 177-5 (Kohli 66) by three runs