England vs South Africa 3rd Test: Harry Brook handed England Test debut for series decider

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England vs South Africa 3rd Test: Harry Brook handed England Test debut for series decider
England vs South Africa 3rd Test: Harry Brook handed England Test debut for series decider

England vs South Africa 3rd Test: Harry Brook handed England Test debut for series decider

England vs South Africa: England Men have named their XI for the 3rd Test against South Africa starting on Thursday 8 September at the Oval.

The Three Lions make one change to the side that won the second Test as batter Harry Brook replaces the injured Jonny Bairstow.

Brook, who is at the top of the County Championship Division one runs table. With 967 runs at an average of 107.44 including three tons. He also slammed a 140 against South Africa for England Lions in the practice match in Canterbury.

Bairstow, who will miss the Test and the T20 World Cup next month in Australia with a lower limb injury. He is England’s highest run-scorer in Tests this year with 1061 runs at an average of 66.31 with six hundreds.

The series is level at 1-1 ahead of the final Test match of the summer.

England XI for Oval Test

Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Ben Foakes, Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson, Jack Leach, James Anderson.