Jamie Smith and Gus Atkinson to debut as England name XI

England have named their XI for the first Test of the Richards-Botham trophy at Lord's, which will be James Anderson's final Test match. 

Surrey duo Gus Atkinson and Jamie Smith will become England's 714th and 715th Test cricketers on Wednesday (10 July), England have confirmed. 

Atkinson will join Chris Woakes, who will play his first Test since the 2023 Ashes, and James Anderson, who will play his 188th and final Test, as one of England's three specialist seamers. 

The 26-year-old right-arm quick has already played white-ball cricket for England and was part of the squad that toured India earlier this year, but he did not get a game. 

Atikonson's Surrey teammate, 23-year-old Jamie Smith, will take the gloves for England after he was named ahead of Test mainstays Jonny Bairstow and Ben Foakes, as well as Durham keeper Ollie Robinson, who is averaging over 70 for Durham this season, in England's squad for the first two Tests.

England also named Shoaib Bashir in the XI, as the team's only specialist spin-bowling option. The 20-year-old Somerset off-spinner, who played three times in England's tour of India, will play his first Test on English soil. 

Middle-order batter Dan Lawrence and pace bowlers Dillon Pennington and Matthew Potts are the three players from England's 14-player squad to miss out on the first Test, although one of Pennington and Potts will likely come into the side for the second Test, with Anderson retiring. 

The first of the three Tests will start at 11am on Wednesday, 10 July, at Lord's.

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