Keaton Jennings will hope to make as much of an impact as Haseeb Hameed managed on Test debut in India, with the former called up to the England squad as the replacement for the opener. Liam Dawson also gets an opportunity on this tour, with Zafar Ansari still struggling with injury.
While calls for a few more replacements to come in, to offset some of the "unselectables" that have cropped up the in squad did not quite come about, Alastair Cook will hope Jennings and Dawson provide England with the lift they need after losing their last two Test matches to India.
While Hameed was picked on the weight of runs scored for Lancashire, Jennings has an even better case in that department, having ended up as the leading run-scorer in Division 1 in county cricket, with 1548 at an average of 64.5. Jennings also struck seven centuries for Durham and England will hope he brings those big-run skills against India when the series resumes with the fourth Test match next week.
Jennings, who is the son of former RCB and South Africa coach Ray Jennings, has big shoes to fill, after Hameed made a massive impact in India, scoring two half-centuries and more than that just looking like he was born to play Test match cricket. Hameed was ruled out of the rest of the series due to a broken little finger, which will require surgery.
Also coming into the squad is Dawson, another one of those England cricketers, who can do a bit of both. Dawson played one T20 and one ODI this year for England.
The obvious choice for a spinner would have been Jack Leach, who picked up 65 wickets in the Championship for Somerset. Dawson only managed 20, but the England selectors have again gone for someone who can contribute more with the bat.