The players will sport names of selected key workers
England's players will sport the names of selected key workers with cricketing backgrounds on their training shirts.
The people named on the shirts include Dr Vikas Kumar, a specialist in Anaesthetics and Critical Care at Darlington Memorial Hospital, and Emily Blakemore, a full-time nurse and volunteer at Astwood Bank Cricket Club.
Their stories will be showcased across ECB's digital platforms, shortly.
The ECB chief executive Tom Harrison said the initiative is a tribute to the workers who have shown courage amid pandemic.
"As we stage the first international sporting competition in UK since COVID-19 began, we want to pay tribute to people who have bravely played their part during this crisis. Through the #raisethebat Test Series, we will show our gratitude to workers," he said.
The initiative will bring light relief to people's lives
"It has been a long and challenging journey to cricket's return and while this pales in comparison to what the country has faced, we hope the #raisethebat Test Series will bring some enjoyment and light relief to people's lives," he added.