So, Bell has been dropped. That's his career over, you'd imagine. He has been a heck of an International cricket (FIVE Ashes wins!!) but he has been a dwindling talent for some time now, and is unreliable in the field.
No century for 23 innings sums it up, despite a high score of 63 in the UAE against Pakistan.
Cook (capt), Moeen Ali, Anderson, Bairstow, Ballance, Broad, Buttler, Compton, Footitt, Hales, Jordan, Patel, Root, Stokes, Taylor, Woakes.
Why no Plunkett? I'm glad Footitt is included, but now the selectors need to play him. I imagine Woakes and Jordan will feature, though.