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Woakes chosen over Archer as England name Ashes starting XI

Woakes has been chosen over Archer. Credit: PA

England have named their team for the first Ashes Test, with no place for Jofra Archer.

The Barbados-born paceman received his maiden call-up for the series opener following his crucial role in England's World Cup win but must wait for his chance.

He joins all-rounder Sam Curran and fellow quick Olly Stone in missing out, with senior seamers James Anderson and Stuart Broad joined by Chris Woakes in the XI.

The top seven had already been settled, with the news that captain Joe Root had asked for a return to the problematic number-three slot also removing any questions over the batting order.

That means the decision to delay Archer's introduction to the red-ball format will garner most of the attention. The side injury he picked up in the World Cup was originally expected to keep him sidelined for at least a couple of weeks, but he made a sooner-than-expected return for Sussex last week.

England responded by drafting him into a squad packed with fast-bowling options. In the end they have treated him with caution, retaining the Broad and Woakes axis which skittled Ireland for just 38 in the previous Test and adding in record wicket-taker Anderson, who turned 37 on Tuesday.