Bess to make Lord's debut against Pakistan

Spinner Dom Bess will make his international debut at the age of 20 in an England side that will also include Jos Buttler.

Spinner Dom Bess practices at Lord's   -  Getty Images

Spinner Dom Bess will make his England debut in the first Test against Pakistan at Lord's.

Captain Joe Root confirmed Bess will be in the final XI when the two-match series starts on Thursday.

The 20-year-old Somerset slow bowler has played only 16 first-class matches, but gets his chance in London after county team-mate Jack Leach suffered a broken thumb earlier this month.

Jos Buttler will also be in the team as a specialist batsman, meaning he will feature in a Test for England for the first time since December 2016, after earning an unexpected recall.

However, Root said a decision has not yet been made over whether Mark Wood or Chris Woakes will get the nod, with the two pace bowlers battling it out for the last spot. 

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