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Root picks Ben Stokes in place of Sam Curran for Trent Bridge Test

Root picks Ben Stokes in place of Sam Curran for Trent Bridge Test
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Captain Joe Root has confirmed that Ben Stokes will return to the side replacing Sam Curran from the team that won the second Test at Lord's.

Root said: "It was one of the most difficult decisions I’ve had to make as captain. It’s about us as a squad delivering over five games and on this occasion Sam is unfortunate to miss out.

"Ben is desperate to get back playing cricket. He’s desperate to get out there, put in performances and concentrate on his cricket now. He feels ready to play."

England team for third Specsavers Test against India - Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root (c), Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow (w), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

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