Moeen Ali has been dropped by England in front of the subsequent Ashes Test against Australia at Lord’s, with Jack Leach and Jofra Archer coming in.
Britain drooped to a 251-run rout at Edgbaston, with spinner Moeen demonstrating costly with the ball – taking three wickets for 172 runs – while scoring only four with the bat.
Somerset’s Leach – who scored 92 as nightwatchman in a warm-up Test against Ireland – has been drafted into the 12-man squad as Moeen’s substitution.
In the interim, paceman Archer, who demonstrated he had recuperated from a side strain with a wonderful execution in a Sussex second XI coordinate this week, is set to make his Test presentation having supplanted James Anderson, who has been discounted with calf damage.
Olly Stone has likewise passed up a major opportunity, with the Warwickshire bowler battling with a back issue.
Joe Root’s side made a solid begin to the primary Test, however incomparable batting from Steve Smith (144 and 142) in the two innings helped Australia guarantee a resonating triumph.
Britain group to confront Australia in the subsequent Ashes Test:
Joe Root (commander), Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Jack Leach, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes.