YORKSHIRE duo Joe Root and Harry Brook will almost certainly play in England’s first Test match of the summer next month, when they take on the West Indies at Lord’s from Wednesday, July 10.

But a week earlier, two of their county team-mates will get chance to test themselves against the Caribbean tourists.

West Indies’ first game in England will get underway on Wednesday, July 3, as they take on a First-Class County Select XI in a three-day game at the County Ground in Beckenham, Kent.

The match clashes with Yorkshire’s Vitality County Championship Division Two game away to Derbyshire, which begins today and ends on Wednesday, so none of the first-team regulars are available to play for the select XI.

But wicketkeeper Harry Duke and young middle-order batsman Will Luxton will be in the team to face the West Indians.

Neither are short of match practice, with Duke having turned out for Bradford Premier League side Farsley twice last weekend, and Luxton playing in his second Championship match of the season, against Gloucestershire at Scarborough, last time out.