England open door to untried bowling pair for Ashes finale

 
Frank Dalleres
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FORMER England cricket coach Peter Moores has backed uncapped Lancashire spinner Simon Kerrigan to shine if handed a debut in this week’s final Ashes Test at the Oval.

The 24-year-old and Warwickshire all-rounder Chris Woakes were the surprise names in England’s 14-man squad for the fifth clash with Australia, starting on Wednesday.

“He has loved bowling in tough situations and I think that’s what you need to go to that next level,” said Moores. “He’s the most attacking young spinner in the country at the moment.”