Buttler and Bess are surprises in England’s Test squad as Vince dropped

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  • Uncapped Somerset spinner Dom Bess picked for Pakistan opener
  • No reprieve for Vince despite double hundred for Hampshire

Jos Buttler and Dom Bess are the standout names in the first squad picked by Ed Smith, England’s new head selector, for the opening Test in the series against Pakistan next week.

Buttler, who last played a Test in December 2016, has been selected as a specialist batsman after England’s struggles in recent months while Bess, the uncapped Somerset off-spinner, benefited from the untimely broken thumb suffered by his team-mate Jack Leach at Taunton on Tuesday.

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Buttler and Bess are surprises in England’s Test squad as Vince dropped

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