Joe Root (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Gary Ballance, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook, Mason Crane, Ben Foakes, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Ben Stokes, Mark Stoneman, James Vince, Chris Woakes.
It’s the precise 16 names we published the day before today.
Here are some phrases from selector James Whitaker (by the use of a press liberate): “A excursion of Australia is without equal check for our squad. We have supplied Joe Root and Trevor Bayliss with a well-balanced squad with choices in all spaces.
“After a successful summer, having won the Test series against South Africa and West Indies, there is real competition for places and we have selected a squad that will work hard and compete against Australia, aiming to win the Ashes.”