Ben Stokes, the England captain, introduced the return of Surrey wicketkeeper Foakes to the XI throughout a media convention on Tuesday.
Foakes is the one change from the staff that defeated India within the postponed fifth Take a look at at Edgbaston final month after lacking the match following a case of coronavirus.
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That victory was England’s fourth win in as many Checks beneath their new management pair of Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum.
Foakes reclaims the gloves from Kent’s Sam Billings.
There isn’t any place for Ollie Robinson, with the Sussex seamer unable to drive his approach into the aspect, which boasts a tempo assault of James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Matthew Potts, supplemented by all-rounder Stokes.
Robinson has not performed for England because the remaining Take a look at of the Ashes sequence in January.
His profession has been blighted by health points however he impressed through the second-string England Lions’ win over South Africa in Canterbury final week.
There was additionally no room within the aspect for in-form Yorkshire batsman Harry Brook or tempo bowler Craig Overton.
England: Zak Crawley, Alex Lees, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (capt), Ben Foakes (wkt), Matthew Potts, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson