Toby Roland-Jones will make his Test debut when England face South Africa at The Oval on Thursday.
The Middlesex seamer has been called up to replace Durham’s Mark Wood, who misses out with a heel injury.
The 27-year-old Wood was first declared fit in early July, but has now joined Gary Ballance as unavailable for the third Test.
Wood’s 26 wickets in 10 Tests for England has come at an average of 40.65. His recent form against South Africa has left much to be desired. In the two Tests played he took one wicket at an average of 197.00 and an economy rate of 3.51.
He will be replaced by Roland-Jones, who will make his first Test appearance at the age of 29.
The right-arm seamer has played 91 first-class matches for Middlesex and has taken 339 wickets @ 25.73 at an economy rate of 3.15.
Steven Finn, who is on standby for a call-up, has an outside shot to replace Liam Dawson if England decides to go for an extra seamer, which is an option, given that Roland-Jones can bat a bit lower down the order.
The 28-year-old, who has 36 Tests to his name, last played a Test for England in October 2016 against Bangladesh.
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