Robson, Jordan and Ali called up to England test squad

Reuters| Updated: Jun 05, 2014, 15:30 PM IST

London: Uncapped trio Sam Robson, Chris Jordan and Moeen Ali have been named in the England squad for the first test against Sri Lanka, starting at Lord`s next Thursday.

Australia-born Robson has yet to represent England at senior international level but has played for the Lions development team, while pace bowler Jordan and all-rounder Ali have played limited-overs cricket.

Yorkshire paceman Liam Plunkett has been included, seven years after playing the last of his nine tests for England against the West Indies, while Matt Prior returns after being dropped during the last Ashes series against Australia and struggling with an Achilles injury.

England lost the one-day international series to Sri Lanka 3-2 ahead of the two-match test series.

Squad: Alastair Cook (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Matt Prior, Sam Robson, Joe Root, Chris Woakes