Seamer Ollie Robinson was ruled out of England’s first test match against West Indies because of a back problem, with uncapped seamer Saqib Mahmood stepping into the squad.
Robinson pulled up midway through an over during the warmup match against a Cricket West Indies President’s XI and was unable to take part in practice on Sunday.
England was already unlikely to gamble on the 28-year-old Robinson’s fitness for the match, which starts Tuesday, but the latest injury settled the issue and allowed Mahmood to take his spot in a 12-man squad for the three-test series.
England interim head coach Paul Collingwood and captain Joe Root must now decide whether to hand the Lancashire quick a debut in an all-seam attack or stick with the variety of Jack Leach’s left-arm spin.
The starting lineup will be confirmed at the toss.
England squad: Joe Root (captain), Jonny Bairstow, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Alex Lees, Saqib Mahmood, Craig Overton, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood