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Root Confirms Stokes, Archer Return To England Squad Against India

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By AFP News
January 21, 2021 • 16:13 PM View: 1685

Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer will return to the England side for their India Tests starting next month, with captain Joe Root saying Thursday the players will give the team a "major boost."

Stokes and Archer missed England's current matches in Sri Lanka as the squad was rotated to allow players to rest during the coronavirus pandemic.


England leads the two-match series 1-0 and the final match starts Friday in Galle. 

England then go on to India -- who have been boosted by their historic Test win in Australia this week -- for a series including four Tests.

Root was optimistic despite India's sensational win.

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