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Leach and Vince in England squad for second Test as Woakes and Moeen drop out

James Vince, who was dropped for the first match of the series in Auckland, looks set to return to the side at No.3 after Joe Root's brief stay up the order

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Jack Leach, left, is in England's squad for the second Test

England have named their 12-man squad for the second Test against New Zealand, with James Vince recalled and Jack Leach included.

Vince, who was dropped for the first match of the series in Auckland, looks set to return to the side at No.3 after Joe Root's brief stay up the order.

Leach, meanwhile, could make his debut at the Hagley Oval, having been flown over as a replacement for the injured Mason Crane.

Moeen Ali's unhappy winter in the Test team has led to the Worcestershire allrounder being dropped, while Chris Woakes is also left out of the squad.

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James Vince, left, looks likely to bat at No.3

England, who suffered an innings defeat by the home side at Eden Park, have not won any of their past 12 Test matches overseas.

"There’s obviously a couple of choices to make, but that’s exciting that we have pushing strong cases for themselves. It gives the guys in possession the nudge to know they need to keep improving, keep learning and they’ve got to do it quickly," Root said. 

"You can see the focus around the group. Hopefully we can be absolutely ready for what’s going to be a big five days.

"I’m very frustrated in terms of how the results have gone this winter. We’ve not done ourselves justice, we’re probably a better side than we’ve shown throughout both tours."

ENGLAND SQUAD
Root, Anderson, Bairstow, Broad, Cook, Leach, Malan, Overton, Stokes, Stoneman, Vince, Wood

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