Men’s Ashes 2019: England v Australia, first Specsavers Test
Venue: Edgbaston Dates: 1-5 August Start time: 11:00 BST
Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and BBC Sport website, plus in-play highlights and text commentary

England have left pace bowler Jofra Archer out of their team for the first Ashes Test against Australia at Edgbaston on Thursday.

Archer, who is yet to play a Test, was England’s leading wicket-taker in their successful World Cup campaign.

Chris Woakes is preferred on his home ground after his six wickets in a win over of Ireland last week.

Fast bowler James Anderson missed the win against Ireland with a calf injury, but is fit to play.

Anderson, England’s all-time leading wicket-taker, will lead an attack that also includes Stuart Broad, off-spinner Moeen Ali and all-rounder Ben Stokes.

The rest of the side is as expected, with captain Joe Root moving up one place to bat at three behind openers Rory Burns and Jason Roy.

Jos Buttler, who, like Stokes, was rested for the Ireland game, returns to the middle-order, with wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow moving down to number seven.

England XI: Rory Burns, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Joe Denly, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson