England have named young Harry Brook in the Playing XI for the third and final Test against South Africa. The 23-old-batter will be making his maiden Test appearance at the Oval and replaces fellow Yorkshire batter Jonny Bairstow who was ruled out of this Test and the T20 World Cup with a freak lower limb injury while playing golf. Brook’s debut aside, England have stuck with the same combination which means Ollie Robinson, who got the captain’s vote ahead of Matthew Potts in the second Test, has retained his spot.
England Playing XI: Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes(c), Ben Foakes(w), Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson, Jack Leach, James Anderson
This is how we will line up for our final Test of the summer! 💪
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) September 7, 2022