JACK Leach has been named in the England Test side to face Ireland at Lord's from tomorrow (Wednesday).

It will be a fifth Test cap for Leach and his first on home soil.

The 28-year-old left-armer will have the opportunity to add to his 20 Test wickets, 18 of which came during England's 3-0 win in Sri Lanka before Christmas.

His Somerset teammate Lewis Gregory - also part of the squad - has missed out on selection, however, with Warwickshire's Olly Stone handed a Test debut in the bowling attack.

Leach is one of two frontline spinners in the side alongside Moeen Ali.

England team to face Ireland at Lord's: Joe Root (c), Moeen Ali, Rory Burns, Sam Curran, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Joe Denly, Jack Leach, Jason Roy, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes.

Somerset head coach Jason Kerr said: "We are all delighted for Jack.

"He missed out on the Lord's Test last year through injury but he has been brilliant in the Tests he has played so far.

"He is bowling beautifully at the moment and we wish him all the best."

On the omission of Lewis Gregory, Kerr said: "I think it is important he keeps things in perspective.

"What he does brilliantly for Somerset is control what he can control and this has shown him that he is not far away.

"To be this close to selection at a time when England have so many quality players speaks for itself and I think he can draw great confidence from that."