Joe Denly has confirmed he will replace Jason Roy as Englands opening batsman for the fourth Ashes Test match against Australia at Old Trafford.
Roy, 29, one of the stars of Englands triumphant World Cup campaign, has struggled at the top of the order with Rory Burns and will drop down to No.4 where Denly had been batting.
Its not the first time that Denly has come in at No.2 after he opened with Burns on his Test debut against the West Indies at the start of the year.
However, the 33-year-old – who usually bats at No.3 for Kent – only managed scores of six and 17 in Antigua.
I got a call from Joe Root and he said hed like for me to go at the top of the order and try and get us off to a good start, Denly told BBC Radio 5 live ahead of the Old Trafford Test which begins on Wednesday.
Obviously Jasons going to bat at four.
Denly has backed Roy succeed playing his natural game at No.4 in Englands batting order.
With Jason Roy in the team, I think were a better team for sure, he added.
With him coming in at four with hopefully the new ball worn off, and hopefully myself and Rory doing our jobs at the top, it enables him to come in and play his way.
Hes a dangerous player so hes great to have there.
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