Jofra Archer will feature in Ashes for the very first time. The 24 year old, who picked 20 wickets, in ICC world cup, is selected in the Ashes squad for England.
Joe Butler and Ben Stokes didn’t feature against Ireland will now be fighting for the ultimate glory against the mighty Australians.
England have announced their 14 member squad for the first test which is due to begin from 1st of August at Birmingham. There are no surprise inclusions, apart from that of Leach, who is left out after his match winning performance against Ireland. James Anderson, right arm fast medium swing bowler, is expected to join the action.
Joe Root will lead the team on to the ground, whereas Ben Stokes is retained as the Vice captain.
Chris Woakes and Stuart Broad performed brilliantly against Ireland. They outplayed Irish batting line up in the second innings. Ireland were bowled out for just 38 runs and lost by 143 runs, after bowling England out for 85 in their first innings, thanks to a brilliant bowling spell by the two very experienced English bowlers in Broad and Woakes. Woakes picked 6 wickets whereas Broad picked four of them.
Ashes is going to be a different ball game altogether. Ashes is one of the most anticipated test cricket events, which is played between Australia and England.
Ashes series is being played between the two cricketing rivals since 1882-83. The event is held after every two years, and consists of five test matches. Australia has won the Ashes 33 times whereas England isn’t far behind with 32 series victories to their name.
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