After experiencing the biggest defeat at Trent Bridge, England cricket announced the 14 member squad for the fourth Specsavers Test match against India.
England skipper Joe Root included James Vince in the squad, who was dropped from England's Test squad after their tours of Australia and New Zealand over the winter.
BREAKING: James Vince, who was dropped from England's Test squad after their tours of Australia and New Zealand over the winter, has been included in England's squad for the fourth Test against India in Southampton.#ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/cBPI6EcnAJ— ICC (@ICC) August 23, 2018
National Selector of England Ed Smith cited that “The selection panel felt this was the right time to reintroduce James Vince to the Test squad. James will provide cover in case Jonny Bairstow’s fractured finger prevents him playing in the fourth Test match"as quoted in ICC
“James returns to the England set-up in confident form and scoring runs. He has been in excellent form for Hampshire in the Specsavers County Championship, with 847 runs at 56.46, including 74 and 147 this week - runs that shaped Hampshire’s win against Nottinghamshire. James' match-winning runs also helped Hampshire to win the Royal London Cup earlier this summer".
“Jamie Porter has been part of the last three Test squads. But the selection panel did not want him to miss the opportunity of playing for Essex in the next round of championship matches. He will return to the squad in the event of an injury to a seam bowler.”
Joe Root (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow (wicket-keeper), Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler (back-up wk), Alastair Cook, Sam Curran, Keaton Jennings, Ollie Pope, Adil Rashid, Ben Stokes, James Vince, and Chris Woakes.