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Toby Roland-Jones in numbers

Roland-Jones’ county teammate Steven Finn has been called-up on standby.Wood’s omission means a Test debut for 29-year-old right-arm seam bowler Roland-Jones, who was Middlesex’s leading wicket-taker in last year’s County Championship-winning campaign, which included a hat-trick to secure their first title for 23 years. “In the lead-up to the other games he’s looked really good in practice, and he’s obviously had a fine couple of years”.”I don’t think it’s a concern”, he said. “He’s learning about his body all the time and I can’t see him not being fit for too much longer”.England will now field at least two debutants in what will be the 100th Test ever staged at The Oval, with Essex batsman Tom Westley previously selected in place of injured No 3 Gary Ballance.Roland-Jones made his ODI debut also against South Africa earlier in the season while playing at Lord’s. And that count could rise to three with a decision yet to be made between Dawid Malan, the Middlesex batsman, and allrounder Liam Dawson. “So we will turn up tomorrow and look at the wicket and consider then”. “We are not in a position to name the 11 at the moment because we haven’t had a chance to look at the pitch”, Root said. Obviously we were not good enough, there’s no point hiding behind it or making excuses, but most importantly it is about the attitude we show this week and that we bounce back from that. “It’s a settled dressing room that is desperate to get better and know that we are a better side than we performed last week”.England quick Wood has been struggling with foot injuries and a heel injury has cost him participation in the third Test – the 100th Test to be played at The Oval.England captain Joe Root praised the 29-year-old, saying: “Consistency is a massive reason why he’s highly thought of”.