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Roland-Jones in line for debut at The Oval
South Africa tour of England

Roland-Jones in line for debut at The Oval

Middlesex paceman Toby Roland-Jones will make his England debut in the third Test against South Africa on Thursday after Mark Wood was ruled out with injury, England captain Joe Root said Wednesday.


Durham fast bowler Wood missed Wednesday's final training session with an ongoing heel problem that had troubled him in England's 340-run defeat by South Africa in the second Test, a result that saw the Proteas level the four-match series at 1-1.


"Wood is not 100 percent fit so he's going to miss out this week and Toby Roland-Jones comes in for a debut," Root told a press conference ahead of clash at The Oval.


Roland-Jones' Middlesex colleague Steven Finn, a veteran of 36 Tests, has been called up as stand by in the event of any further injuries to England's pace attack.