Mark Stoneman has great England opportunity ahead of Ashes, says Mike Atherton

Alastair Cook's defiant 88 in the second Test set the tone and we took that to Manchester

The highly rated leg-spinner played two T20 games for England against South Africa earlier this summer, effectively sealing the series by having AB de Villiers caught in the deep off his googly delivery.

More predictably opener Keaton Jennings has been put out of his misery and replaced by Surrey's Mark Stoneman as Alastair Cook's opening partner.

England also called up Hampshire and one-time NSW legspinner Mason Crane for the first time in the longest format after the 20-year-old's June Twenty20 worldwide debut.

"There are new challenges ahead and it's a step into the unknown, but the experience I've had on various surfaces against the best Division One bowlers and some overseas players will stand me in good stead". The selectors would like to offer their congratulations to Mark Stoneman and Mason Crane who thoroughly deserve their opportunity in the squad, ' ESPNcricinfo quoted Whitaker as saying.

"I am sure he will find his confidence and look to score runs in the remaining matches of this season", added Whitaker.

The three-match campaign against the West Indies, which also features fixtures at Headingley and Lord's, is England's last Test series before they travel to Australia.

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Skipper Joe Root said new leg spinner Mason Crane was typical of the modern cricketer who feels at ease in switching between the many formats of the game.

The 20-year-old has endured an indifferent season with Hampshire but will get his chance to stake a claim for an Ashes spot after making a positive impression in England's Twenty20 series against the Proteas in June.

Another who will be looking to confirm his ticket Down Under is Woakes, who was kept out of the South Africa series by a side strain picked up during the ICC Champions Trophy. He was impressive in his return game at Lord's this week and if selected in the final line-up, he will be relishing the prospect of playing on his home ground.

Ben Stokes has backed Keaton Jennings to return to form after the opening batsman was dropped from England's squad to face West Indies in next week's day-night Test at Edgbaston.

If you go to the subcontinent you need two spinners and maybe three in the squad, so at that stage maybe Dawson will come back in but I can't see him playing too much Test cricket in England.

SQUAD: Root (capt), Ali, Anderson, Bairstow, Broad, Cook, Crane, Malan, Roland-Jones, Stokes, Stoneman, Westley, Woakes.

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