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England batsman Moeen Ali and pace bowler Chris Jordan, along with Middlesex opener Sam Robson, are all set to make their Test debuts after being included in the squad for the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka.
Ali has played 114 first-class matches and scored 6,893 runs at an average of 38.72.
Jordan has been in red-hot form with the ball in limited overs cricket and has taken 172 wickets in 61 first-class matches at an average of 31.43.
Robson meanwhile has played 71 first-class matches and scored 4,869 runs at a brilliant average of 42.33.
One of the biggest surprises was pace bowler Liam Plunkett getting his first Test call-up after seven years.
Despite struggling with an Achilles injury, Matt Prior was retained as England’s wicketkeeper. There were rumours floating around that Jos Buttler, James Foster and Chris Read all had an outside chance of being called up.