Speedster Jofra Archer received his maiden call-up to the England test squad for the Ashes series opener against Australia while all-rounder Ben Stokes was reappointed Joe Root's deputy on Saturday.
Barbados-born Archer was one of the standout performers in England's maiden 50-overs World Cup triumph earlier this month.
The 24-year-old, who claimed 20 wickets in the World Cup, is set to make his test debut despite only returning to action on Friday in a T20 Blast clash for Sussex after a side strain.
The pace bowler missed England's 143-run win over Ireland in a one-off test at Lord's, as did batsman Jos Buttler and Stokes but the trio were included in the 14-man squad for the Edgbaston test beginning on Aug. 1.
"Though it's unusual to select a squad of 14 for a home test, there are compelling reasons to do so here," national selector Ed Smith said in a statement.