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England selected experienced team for Ashes tour

England A 17-man squad has been selected for this winter’s Ashes tour, with head coach Chris Silverwood relying on well-known faces for the trip.

Silverwood and captain Joe Root have been unable to call a full-power group due to the continued hiatus of star all-rounder Ben Stokes and injuries to Jofra Archer, Ollie Stone and Sam Curran, but fears of players being left out due to concerns over a trip to Australia. Is. The restrictions have not come into force.

There has been no opt-out after successful discussions with Cricket Australia on arranging and quarantining families.

As a result, the team has a tried and trusted experience, with no uncapped Test players selected. This means that potential selections such as Lancashire trio Liam Livingstone, Matt Parkinson and Saqib Mahmood have been overlooked, but they can hope to be part of the Lions squad that will shadow the early stages of the tour and have yet to be called up. Is.

While Stokes’ absence was long expected, he has already missed the resumption of India’s Test series, the Indian Premier League and the T20 World Cup as he prioritizes his mental health and recovery from a finger injury. Well, fellow all-rounder Kuren was one. late return.

Curran’s bowling may not have been suited to the Australian conditions, but in Stokes’ absence, he could have provided balance and variety to the team. However, the lower back injury that ruled him out of the World Cup squad is now diagnosed as a stress fracture that requires specialist treatment.

Shaft: Joe Root (c), James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Jack Crowley, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, David Malan, Craig Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Chris Woakes , Mark Wood.

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