England v India: Ollie Pope replaces Dawid Malan for second Test at Lord's

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bbc.comEngland have called up uncapped batsman Ollie Pope in place of Dawid Malan for the second Test against India at Lord's starting on Thursday.Surrey's Pope, 20, is the second highest run-scorer in County Championship Division One this season, with 684 at an average of 85.50.Chris Woakes replaces fellow all-rounder Ben Stokes, whose trial for alleged affray beings on Monday.
England won a thrilling first Test at Edgbaston by 31 runs on Saturday.

England squad for second Test
Joe Root (capt), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Alastair Cook, Sam Curran, Keaton Jennings, Ollie Pope, Jamie Porter, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes.

Who is Ollie Pope[/IMG]"The selection panel believe Ollie's performances and character suggest he is well suited to international cricket."Left-hander Malan, 30, is averaging only 16.89 in nine Test innings since last winter's Ashes.He made eight and 20 batting at four at Edgbaston and has scored only one century - 140 against Australia in Perth last winter - in 15 Tests since making his debut against South Africa last summer."Dawid has not found his best rhythm this season, and it may be that his game is better suited to overseas conditions," said Smith.Although he took three catches at Edgbaston, he also dropped three, including Virat Kohli on 21. The India captain went on to make 149 in the first innings.More to follow.
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