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Jason Roy set to make Test debut after World Cup 2019 heroics

first_imgJason Roy set to make Test debut after World Cup 2019 heroicsEngland will hand debuts to Surrey batsman Jason Roy and all-rounder Olly Stone during the one-off Test vs Ireland in London.advertisement India Today Web Desk LondonJuly 23, 2019UPDATED: July 23, 2019 18:13 IST Jason Roy’s long wait for a Test debut is set to end on July 24 (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSEngland have announced their playing 11 vs IrelandJason Roy and Olly Stone will make their Test debutsJoe Denly and Rory Burns are expected to open the innings for EnglandFirebrand opener Jason Roy is all set to make his Test debut as England announced their playing XI for the one-off Test against neighbours Ireland starting on July 23. Fast bowler Olly Stone will be 2nd Englishman to make his debut in the absence of veteran James Anderson being ruled out of the Test due to a right calf injury.Stone had to leave midway on England’s tour of the Caribbean earlier this year having suffered a back injury, right before he was supposed to make his long-version debut.An injury to England’s pace spearhead would be a major concern for England leading into the Ashes.James Anderson will be assessed ahead of the first Test of Ashes series against Australia in Birmingham and will not be risked against Ireland.England team are already without the services of fast bowlers Mark Wood and Jofra Archer as both players had suffered side strains.Wood has been ruled out for four to six weeks while Archer will have a period of rest before being considered for Ashes selection.Stuart Broad is expected to lead England’s pace attack in the one-off Test match against Ireland. Ireland had made their Test debut against Pakistan at home in May and the Test against England will be a four-day affair from July 24-27.England Playing XI vs Ireland: Joe Root (c), Moeen Ali, Rory Burns, Sam Curran, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Joe Denly, Jack Leach, Jason Roy, Olly Stone, Chris WoakesAlso Read | In a 1st in Test cricket, Ashes jerseys to have players’ names and numbersAlso Read | James Anderson ruled out of Ireland Test as Ashes loomsadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow England vs IrelandFollow Rory BurnsFollow Olly StoneFollow Jason Roylast_img read more

UN Security Council strongly condemns terrorist attack against Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan

The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the recent terrorist bomb attack against the Chinese Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, which caused injuries of embassy staff, stressing that diplomatic and consular premises must not be violated.In an overnight press statement, the 15-member Council “condemned in the strongest terms the serious terrorist bomb attack,” which took place in the capital on 30 August, while also expressing their deep sympathy to the injured and their families and to the Government of China and the Government of Kyrgyzstan and wishing the wounded a speedy recovery.The Council stressed the fundamental principle of the inviolability of diplomatic and consular premises, and the obligations on host Governments, including under the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, “to take all appropriate steps to protect diplomatic and consular premises against any intrusion or damage, and to prevent any disturbance of the peace of these missions or impairment of their dignity, and to prevent any attack on diplomatic premises, agents and consular officers.”Underlining the need to bring the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors to justice, the Council urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with relevant governments and authorities in the investigation into the case.Furthmore, the Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed.The Council also reaffirmed the need to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and all obligations under international law, including international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts. read more