Ali out, Leach into England squad for 2nd Ashes Test

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    Jack Leach (Photo credit: Getty Images)

    Moeen Ali has been dropped from the England Ashes squad as Jack Leach has been called up as a replacement.

    England would also be without the services of seamers James Anderson and Olly Stone who are out with injuries.

    Leach was left out of the first Test despite his Player of the Match performance in the rout of Ireland – he made 92 as nightwatchman to help England recover from a dismal first innings batting performance.

    Also named in the squad is Jofra Archer who did play the Ashes opener despite being on the 14-member list.

    SQUAD:

    • Joe Root (c)
    • Jofra Archer
    • Jonny Bairstow
    • Stuart Broad
    • Rory Burns
    • Jos Buttler
    • Joe Denly
    • Jack Leach
    • Jason Roy
    • Ben Stokes
    • Chris Woakes

    England trail 1-0 in the series going into the 2nd Test at Lord’s starting on Wednesday, 14th August.