Bairstow gets England chance
Yorkshire's Jonny Bairstow is a surprise inclusion in the England squad for the first Test against West Indies at Lord's.
The 22-year-old wicket-keeper batsman has played six times for his country at one-day and Twenty20 level, but this will be his first taste of the five-day game. Bairstow is expected to bat at six in the first Test - which gets underway on Thursday - after Ravi Bopara was ruled out of the squad having picked up a thigh injury. Chairman of Selectors, Geoff Miller, insisted that it was too early to be sure that Bopara would be back in contention for the second Test at Trent Bridge on May 25. Graham Onions is the only other player included in the 13-man party that didn't feature in Tests last winter, with the Durham paceman looking to re-establish himself in the England team. England: Andrew Strauss (captain), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Ian Bell, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook, Steven Finn, Graham Onions, Kevin Pietersen, Matt Prior, Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott.