England have an unassailable 3-1 lead against the tourists ahead of the final match in the series at The Oval
England have included Chris Woakes and Ollie Pope to the squad ahead of their final Test match against India, as former captain Alastair Cook prepares for his international swansong at The Oval.
Warwickshire player Woakes and Surrey batsman Pope did not feature heavily in England’s series winning match in Southampton but will be involved in the 13-man squad for Friday’s game.
England wrapped up a 3-1 series victory with their 60-run triumph in the fourth Test in Southampton, and will now bid to hand Essex star Cook a farewell win before his international retirement.
Cook has racked up an England record 12,254 runs in 160 Tests for his country, with 32 centuries, but the 33-year-old will retire after one more tussle with India.
England’s squad – the same XI that faced India in the fourth Test plus Woakes and Pope – offers precious few clues as to the long-term direction of the side once Cook departs.
It also remains to be seen who will keep wicket, with Jos Buttler having stepped into the role in Southampton given Jonny Bairstow was struggling with a broken finger.
Pope will link up with England on Thursday morning, after playing for Surrey in the first two days of their County Championship division one clash with Essex in Chelmsford.
ENGLAND SQUAD TO FACE INDIA AT THE OVAL: Joe Root (Yorkshire, capt), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jimmy Anderson (Lancashire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Alastair Cook (Essex), Sam Curran (Surrey), Keaton Jennings (Lancashire), Ollie Pope (Surrey), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire).
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