“Joe Denly has had an excellent season with bat and ball and has matured into one of the leading players in county cricket. He has that all-round touch of class that can help at the highest level.

“Olly Stone is an exciting talent who bowls with pace and skill. His 37 wickets in the county championship have come at an average of 12.27 and a strike rate of 22.22.”

Ben Stokes was also included in the squad. The all-rounder was earlier this week charged with bringing the game into disrepute by the England and Wales Cricket Board and will face a disciplinary hearing in December over an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September last year.

Stokes denied a charge of affray and was cleared following a seven-day trial at Bristol Crown Court last month. (Courtesy Press Association)