Search

Cricket: Essex batsman Tom Westley set to make Test debut in third Test against South Africa

PUBLISHED: 13:30 20 July 2017

Essex batsman Tom Westley will make his Test debut against South Africa next week (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Essex batsman Tom Westley will make his Test debut against South Africa next week (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468

Middlesex man Dawid Malan could also make Test debut in game at the Oval

Essex batsman Tom Westley will make his England Test debut in the third Test against South Africa, which starts next Thursday.

Though there is still a week to go before the match begins at the Oval on July 27, England selectors have confirmed that Westley, who has scored 478 runs at an average of 53.11 in this year’s County Championship, will bat at number three.

The 28-year-old will join Essex team-mate Alastiar Cook in the side and replaces Yorkshire’s Gary Ballance, who has been ruled out with a broken finger.

There could also be a chance for Middlesex man Dawid Malan to make his Test debut, having been named in the 13-man squad.

Malan impressed for the national T20 side last month when making his debut against South Africa, top scoring with 78 to be named man of the match.

Fellow Middlesex player Toby Roland-Jones has also been named in the squad, but looks set to miss out on starting the Test.

England squad for third Test: Joe Root (Yorkshire, captain), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Alastair Cook (Essex), Liam Dawson (Hampshire), Keaton Jennings (Durham), Dawid Malan (Middlesex), Toby Roland-Jones (Middlesex), Ben Stokes (Durham), Tom Westley (Essex), Mark Wood (Durham).

Latest Ilford Stories

Yesterday, 21:33

As she showed me photos of her little boy you could almost believe she was happy.

Yesterday, 22:34

A man from Goodmayes is one of sixteen men jailed for drug supply offences in Tower Hamlets.

Yesterday, 18:00

Saima Ahmed is the councillor for the new Ilford Town Ward. A Redbridge resident of nearly 10 years, she has more than 25 years of experience in Youth Leadership and Volunteerism.

Yesterday, 18:00

The 22-year-old played for the under-23s on Monday night and wants to keep his match fitness up

Yesterday, 17:00

This weekend Dee Safer’s team visit Sawbridgeworth Town before hosting Barkingside on Wednesday

Yesterday, 16:40

A 79-year-old man who spent 29 years sexually assaulting children – both boys and girls – across Essex has been jailed for 17 years.

Yesterday, 16:00

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Peter Taylor will hope to avoid a repeat of their past mistakes when they make the trip to Halifax Town this weekend.

Yesterday, 14:35

Beal High School’s Sixth Form is celebrating after eighteen students received straight A* and A grades.

PROMOTED CONTENT

An Ilford shoe retailer and podiatry practice is taking the next step with a move to a new shop just a few doors down.

Redbridge estate agents Sandra Davidson answer the common questions homeowners have when it comes to selling their home, and reveals how you can make sure the sale is stress-free

Redbridge Estate agents Sandra Davidson’s hassle-free service guarantees rental income for your property, whether it is occupied or not. Here they share details of the Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it can help you avoid the regular stresses associated with managing a let.

Newsletter Sign Up

Ilford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now