Jason Roy named in England Test squad for Ireland clash

Somerset allrounder Lewis Gregory and Warwickshire seamer Olly Stone are also included, with a number of key players - including Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes - rested

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England have selected Jason Roy for the upcoming Test match against Ireland.

Somerset allrounder Lewis Gregory and Warwickshire seamer Olly Stone are also included, with a number of key players - including Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes - rested.

Mark Wood has sustained a side injury and sits the game at Lord's out. The Durham bowler is expected to be out of action for as long as six weeks.

Jimmy Anderson is selected despite initial fears that he could miss the first game of the Ashes series with a calf problem sustained while playing for Lancashire.

Jofra Archer has a minor side strain and has been rested. The Sussex allrounder is expected to be named in the Ashes squad later in the summer but has been given time to take a holiday in Barbados.

In addition to the 13-man squad for the Ireland game, a 16-man party has been named for a pre-Ashes training camp.

The group will meet up at the National Football Centre in Burton-upon-Trent this weekend. Stokes, Buttler and Wood are the names added to the Ireland squad.

England squad v Ireland: Joe Root (Yorkshire), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jimmy Anderson (Lancashire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Rory Burns (Surrey), Sam Curran (Surrey), Joe Denly (Kent), Lewis Gregory (Somerset), Jack Leach (Somerset), Jason Roy (Surrey), Olly Stone (Warwickshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)

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