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Test debut for Dom Bess in revamped England line-up against Pakistan

• Twenty-year-old given nod after England opted for spinner
• Bairstow adamant can handle pressure of moving up to No 5

Somerset spinner Dom Bess will make his England debut in the first Test against Pakistan on Thursday. The England and Wales Cricket Board announced on their official Twitter account that Bess, who replaced injured county team-mate Jack Leach in a 12-man squad, will play at Lord’s.

The 20-year-old has been given the nod after England opted to play a spinner, meaning pacemen Chris Woakes or Mark Wood are likely to miss out.

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