Cook, Jennings, Ballance, Root, Bairstow, Stokes, Moeen Ali, Dawson, Broad, Wood, Anderson
Looks pretty under whelming to me. I'd much rather be getting Hales in there than Jennings or Ballance - Hales is a special player still figuring out test cricket imo, Ballance has been found out by the short ball at test level far too often, and Jennings is, well, just not as good as Hales. Real shame about Hameed's appalling form. It's him or Hales in the long term for me (with Hales down the order if he doesn't open).
Same with Rashid over Dawson, not really sure what Dawson offers the team as a big positive, not keen on people who offer a bit with bat, ball and fielding, but don't stand out in either of the first two. Better in my mind to have someone who has games where he can't be relied upon, but when he's on it, he's a really good option.
Hopefully Wood will be one game in, one game out, or I think he'll break down. Love him when he plays though.
Maybe it's not so bad. Get Woakes in for Anderson long term, get a proper spinner in (maybe Crane, maybe Rashid - Woakes for Anderson really bolsters up the batting) for Dawson.