Jonny Bairstow, Mark Wood and Sam Curran rested for first two India Tests

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Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes and Rory Burns return for Chennai Tests

Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran and Mark Wood have been rested by England for the first two Tests of their series in India next month, with Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes and Rory Burns all added to the squad currently touring Sri Lanka.

Ollie Pope, who is currently in Sri Lanka continuing his rehab after a shoulder injury, will also travel to India and will be added to the squad when passed fit. Excluding Pope, the squad comprises 16 players, while six of the seven reserves will travel to India from Sri Lanka on standby in case of illness or injury. Craig Overton will return home, subject to the fitness of the rest of the touring party.

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Matt Roller is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. He tweets at @mroller98

Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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