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Joe Root backs debutants to shine in third Test against South Africa

• Westley, Roland-Jones and Malan could all feature at the Oval
• Wood is ruled out with ongoing heel problem

Joe Root is prepared to hand out three new England caps on Thursday in an attempt to wrestle back control of the Test series with South Africa and prove his team can produce better than the callow performance at Trent Bridge last week.

Both Tom Westley, in at No3 for the injured Gary Ballance, and the seamer Toby Roland-Jones, who replaces Mark Wood, are guaranteed to make their debuts in the third Test at The Oval, with Root and the management to make …read more

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