Make that two selections in a week for Olly Stone as he adds a Test call to his ODI selection.

England National Cricket Selectors have redialled Olly Stone’s number and named him in a 16-strong squad for the three-match Test series in Sri Lanka starting in November.

Stone, who joins fellow Bear Chris Woakes, was named in England’s ODI squad for the first time earlier this week. The 24-year-old has been in excellent form for Warwickshire taking 37 wickets at just 12 apiece in the County Championship.

Commenting on the selection, National Selector Ed Smith, said: “Olly Stone is an exciting talent who bowls with pace and skill. His 37 wickets in the county championship have come at an average of 12.27 and a strike rate of 22.22.”

In addition, Surrey opening batsman Rory Burns and Kent batsman Joe Denly are also called-up to the squad for the first time.

Burns, who has captained Surrey to the Specsavers County Championship Division One title this summer, has been the leading run scorer in the top flight this season scoring 1,319 championship runs at an average of over 69.

The 32-year-old Denly returns to the England set-up for the first time since 2010 when he earned nine ODI caps and played five IT20s. The experienced right-hand batsman is comfortable batting at the top of the order and has played a pivotal role in Kent’s successful season, which saw them secure promotion to the top-flight of the County Championship this week. He is also a useful leg-spin bowler and will give options to England’s attack in the spin friendly conditions of Sri Lanka.

Somerset left-arm spinner Jack Leach returns to the squad for the first time since he made his debut in New Zealand in March and is one of three specialist spinners named alongside Worcestershire’s Moeen Ali and Yorkshire leg-spinner Adil Rashid.

“Rory Burns, who has led Surrey to the Championship title, has been the most consistent run-scorer in county cricket in recent seasons and fully deserves his elevation to the Test squad,”Smith added.

“Rory is the leading championship run-scorer this season with 1319 at an average of 69.

“Joe Denly has had an excellent season with bat and ball and has matured into one of the leading players in county cricket. He has that all-round touch of class that can help at the highest level.”

Here’s the squad in full:

Joe Root (Yorkshire) captain

Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)

Jimmy Anderson (Lancashire)

Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire) wk

Rory Burns (Surrey)

Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)

Jos Buttler (Lancashire)

Sam Curran (Surrey)

Joe Denly (Kent)

Keaton Jennings (Lancashire)

Jack Leach (Somerset)

Ollie Pope (Surrey)

Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)

Ben Stokes (Durham)

Olly Stone (Warwickshire)

Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)


Two-day warm-up match, SLC Board President’s XI v England, 30-31 October 2018, NCC, Colombo

Two-day warm-up match, SLC Board President’s XI v England, 1-2 November 2018, CCC, Colombo

1st Test, Sri Lanka v England, 6-10 November 2018, Galle International Stadium, Galle

2nd Test, Sri Lanka v England, 14-18 November 2018, PKICS, Kandy

3rd Test, Sri Lanka v England, 23-27 November 2018, SSC, Colombo