|England v Pakistan, first Test|
|Date: 24-28 May Time: 11:00 BST Venue: Lord’s|
|Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW and the BBC Sport website. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app. Full tour details|
England spinner Dom Bess will make his Test debut against Pakistan at Lord’s on Thursday, says captain Joe Root.
The 20-year-old Somerset bowler has taken 63 wickets at an average of 22.49 since making his debut in a tour match against Pakistan in 2016.
Root said Bess was in “a good place” going into the first Test of the two-match series.
“He knows what he wants to do and how he wants to go about his business,” Root told Test Match Special.
“He’s full of confidence. He’s got a lot of energy and he’s very switched on. He has a good idea of his own game and how he wants to go about things.”
Bess was a replacement in the Test side for county team-mate Jack Leach, who broke the thumb on his bowling hand the day before the squad was announced.