Both James Anderson and Chris Tremlett are in which means there won’t be a Lord’s debut for Stuart Broad. A little unlucky, after his 5 for 76 for England Lions against the Indians at Chelmsford. It is Tremlett’s Test debut though.
I think the reason Tremlett has been preferred to Broad (despite the latter’s recent string of strong performances is that… he bats right-handed! Yes, i know that both of them are right arm fast bowlers but Broad’s selection would have resulted in an all-left-handed English Tail.
The English think tank knows fully well that India’s weakness is in its failure to get out the tail, and hence some left-right combination there should definitely help! Bowling abilities don’t matter I guess.