Aesthetically pleasing at the crease, Vince struggled to back up his obvious quality with significant numbers - he has now played 22 Test match innings and averages a disappointing 24.90 after enduring a hard time of it during the Ashes series against Australia in the winter. Nor has Buttler's Test career, now standing at 18 matches with an average of 31.36, yet reached the same heights as his limited-overs exploits where is regarded as one of the best players in the world.
Smith has also called up uncapped 20-year-old off-spinner Dominic Bess, who is chosen after Somerset team-mate Jack Leach sustained a broken thumb that is likely to rule him out of the series.
Buttler, who is now impressing for Rajasthan Royals at the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), is expected to play as a specialist batsman at number seven.
James Vince, who batted at three for England over the winter, misses out.
But he starred for MCC in the Champion County match against Essex in March where he took eight wickets in the match and scored a century in a victory over the county Champions in Barbados. However, Moeen Ali has been left out after poor showings in the recent past. Vince pays the price for averaging just 24 from his 13 Test appearances.Читайте также: Omo-Agege: Senate ready to comply with court's judgment ―Abdullahi
"The selection panel feels that this is the flawless moment to reintroduce Jos to test cricket, where he has already enjoyed some success, including a stint playing as a specialist batsman at No. 7", said national selector Ed Smith, who was picking his first squad. 'He has impressed everyone with his performances for Somerset and when he has been given opportunities with England representative teams. "Dom's strong form, character and all-round abilities presented a compelling case for selection", said Smith.
Surrey's Mark Stoneman has survived despite having yet to reach 30 in seven innings this summer - he averaged 40 on England's tour to New Zealand. Despite that, the selectors have chose to stick with him, at least for now, despite an average of just 30.17 from ten Test matches.
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