England select uncapped Burns, Denly, Stone in test squad

LONDON (AP) England selected uncapped trio Rory Burns, Joe Denly and Olly Stone in its squad on Friday for the three tests in Sri Lanka in November.

Opening batsman Keaton Jennings retains his place despite a poor international summer, as do experienced seam bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad, scotching suggestions the pair could be rested for the series.

With Alastair Cook retiring from the test scene, the selectors decided to call up Surrey opening batsman Burns and Kent all-rounder Denly.