England and Wales Cricket Board(ECB) has released the list of players who are eligible for selection in England’s tour of Australia for the Ashes. England’s hero in the last Ashes, Ben Stokes is not included in the squad but that comes as no surprise since he has taken an “indefinite break” from cricket due to mental health.
England’s regular Dom Sibley missed out on making the team, while Haseeb Hameed found a place after impressing the selectors against tough Indian bowling in the last series. Spin bowlers Dom Bess and Jack Leach also found their way into the squad while Sam Curran failed to crack the squad.
England’s squad: Craig Overton, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Dan Lawrence, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Haseeb Hameed, Jack Leach, Dawid Malan, Ollie Robinson, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Dom Bess.
- Batters: Ollie Pope, Joe Root(Captain), Dan Lawrence, Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Jonathan Bairstow.
- Fast bowlers: Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Craig Overton, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes.
- Spinners: Dom Bess, Jack Leach.
- Wicketkeeping Batter: Jos Buttler.