After the end of World Test Championship 2021-2023, now the new cycle of this tournament is starting. This cycle will start with the Ashes series, which is known as the most prestigious Test series in the world. The hosts England have announced their playing eleven for the first match of this series. Interestingly, this announcement was made by the England team management only two days before the match.
The first match of the five-match series between the two teams will be played at Edgbaston from June 16. Having lost the previous Ashes, England will have a big chance of winning at home this time. As part of that, they have once again called Moeen Ali, who retired from Tests two years ago, into the team. Key spinner Jack Licht was called up due to an injury.
With two days to go before the start of the match, England has sent a message to Australia by announcing the playing eleven. Ben Duckett and Zach Crowley will play the opening roles in this team. The middle order will then feature veteran Joe Root, youngster Ollie Pope and Harry Brook. Then captain Ben Stokes, returning Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali will strengthen the team’s batting. James Anderson, Ollie Robinson and Stuart Broad, who are in the top ten in the Test rankings, will bear the burden of fast bowling.
England squad for first test Ben Bucket, Zach Crowley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (captain), Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad and James Anderson.
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