Kerrigan, Woakes handed Ashes call
Simon Kerrigan and Chris Woakes have both been included in England's 14-man squad for the final Ashes Test.
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Lancashire left-arm spinner Kerrigan is uncapped in all formats by England but is included for a match at a venus which is often conducive to spin. He is preferred in place fn Monty Panesar, who had been included in earlier squad's this summer but recently found himself in disciplinary trouble following a nightclub incident.
Woakes has represented his country in ODI and T20 cricket but the Warwickshire all-rounder has yet to play in a Test.
The duo win call-ups after both Tim Bresnan and Graham Onions were ruled out due to injury.
Bresnan, who has played in the last three Tests, has a stress fracture of his back, while Onions broke his finger while playing for Durham last week.
Pace bowlers Steven Finn and Chris Tremlett are also in the squad. Kerrigan's Lancashire team-mate James Anderson is also included despite some suggestions he would be rested.
The final Test gets under way at The Oval on Wednesday.
National selector Geoff Miller said: "The players have produced some good cricket in this Investec Ashes series so far and should be congratulated on their performances but I have no doubt that the squad will be determined to finish this series with another strong performance this week and will be working hard in the build up to Wednesday.
"The inclusion of five pace bowlers as well as an additional spinner in Simon Kerrigan who has impressed with Lancashire and England Lions in recent years gives Andy Flower and Alastair Cook plenty of options once they have assessed the conditions at the Kia Oval.
"Tim Bresnan has made valuable contributions with both bat and ball during the series and I would like to wish him all the very best in his recovery from his back injury. The focus for Bresnan now will be the tour of Australia later this year while this Test will provide an opportunity for another member of this squad to make equally vital contributions."
England currently lead the series 3-0. They have never beaten Australia 4-0 in an Ashes campaign.
Lancashire cricket director Mike Watkinson is optimistic the call-up is coming
at the right time for Kerrigan, 24.
"It is a great opportunity,'' he told his club's official website.
"Simon's still improving. He's still young and working out the right way to bowl at various stages in the game, what tactical role he's got at a certain stage in the match.
"But he's getting people out, and good ones. That's very promising.''
Full England squad: Alastair Cook (Essex) (Capt), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Ian Bell (Warwickshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Simon Kerrigan (Lancashire), Kevin Pietersen (Surrey), Matt Prior (Sussex), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire), Chris Tremlett (Surrey), Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)