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By Adam Ellis
Lancashire batsman Keaton Jennings has replaced Mark Stoneman in England’s squad for the second Test against Pakistan at Headingley.
Joe Root’s side are seeking redemption after a lacklustre performance saw them slump to a nine-wicket defeat to the tourists at Lord’s, and the three-man selection panel at the ECB have chosen Jennings to open alongside Alastair Cook.
National selector Ed Smith said: “Keaton Jennings showed a strong temperament in scoring a hundred on his Test match debut against India in December 2016.
“Keaton has found good form in county cricket this season, including three centuries in his last seven innings (two in the First Division of the County Championship, one in the Royal London One-Day Cup).”
Jennings reclaims his place in the fold having featured in the Test series against South Africa last summer, moving on from Durham to Lancashire the 25-year-old is back in form averaging 43.79 after the first five rounds of the County Championship.
England: Joe Root (Yorkshire, Capt), Jimmy Anderson (Lancashire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire, wk), Dom Bess (Somerset), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Alastair Cook (Essex), Keaton Jennings (Lancashire), Dawid Malan (Middlesex), Ben Stokes (Durham), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham).
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