A time aft the suspension of Ollie Robinson pursuing emergence of his racist and sexist tweets, England person added off-spinner Dom Bess to the squad for the 2nd trial versus New Zealand astatine Edgbaston starting June 10.
Although Jack Leach, England's first-choice spinner, is acceptable and available, caput manager Chris Silverwood said that Bess would supply screen successful lawsuit of immoderate injury. He pointed retired that owed to the existent Covid-19 protocols, bringing players successful the team's bio-bubble from counties becomes difficult.
"If Jack was to feature, we would request back-up for him successful presumption of concussion replacements and things similar that," Silverwood told reporters.
"If we are looking astatine playing a spinner and Jack were to get injured starring into the game, past we volition request idiosyncratic other determination arsenic well. It's making definite we screen that.
"Are we expecting a spinning wicket? We volition spot erstwhile we get there, but I'm making definite we've got each basal covered."
England's archetypal Test against New Zealand astatine Lord's ended successful a gully connected Sunday. New Zealand declared their 2nd innings with 2 sessions near connected the last time but could negociate to instrumentality lone 3 England wickets. Joe Root's men fell 103 runs abbreviated of the 273-run target.