Vince and Ball in England squad
London - The first Test against Sri Lanka starts at Headingley on May 19
Uncapped duo James Vince and Josh Ball were both named on Thursday in England's 12-man squad for next week's first Test against Sri Lanka at Headingley.
Hampshire batsman Vince could well make his Test debut in Leeds, given there is now a vacancy following the retirement through illness of James Taylor.
Nottinghamshire paceman Ball, meanwhile, looks set to compete with Steven Finn for the third seamer role in an attack set to be led by James Anderson and Stuart Broad.
Vince, 25, already has five England limited-overs caps. His batting style has been compared to that of former England captain Michael Vaughan.
The Hampshire captain has made a sound start to the season, including scoring a hundred against county champions Yorkshire at Headingley in Leeds, northern England. Ball, also 25, has made his case with 19 Championship wickets for Nottinghamshire so far this season.
England will again be captained by Alastair Cook, with the Essex left-hander needing just 36 more runs to become the first Englishman to score 10,000 in Tests.
The first Test starts at Headingley on May 19.- AFP