England drop Mark Stoneman for Keaton Jennings after Pakistan defeat


• Jennings will open with Alastair Cook at Headingley
• Ed Smith opts against drastic changes for second Test

England have responded to the dismal nine-wicket defeat by Pakistan at Lord’s by dropping Mark Stoneman and recalling Keaton Jennings as their second opener.

Stoneman had actually replaced Jennings in the team last summer after his former Durham team-mate struggled to follow up a century on debut against India in Mumbai the previous winter and endured four disappointing Tests against South Africa. But while Stoneman showed courage under fire during the winter’s Ashes defeat, a string of low scores back at Surrey at the start of the summer had left him vulnerable. England kept the faith with the intention of giving him both Tests against Pakistan.

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Written by Ali Martin
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/28/england-drop-mark-stoneman-keaton-jennings-pakistan-headingley-test under the title “England drop Mark Stoneman for Keaton Jennings after Pakistan defeat”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.