The Ashes Test series between England and Australia is regarded as the most prestigious series in international cricket. The five-match Test series will be played in England from June 16. Ahead of this series, England’s leading spinner Jack Leach has been ruled out of the entire series due to injury. Now England wants to replace him with a retired cricketer in the team.
England is hosting the Ashes series this time. In the previous series, England had to lose in Australia. So this series has become a prestige for the England team. The exit of the team’s most experienced spinner Lich will be a wake-up call for the team.
After this whole incident, England head coach Brendon McCullum wants to include all-rounder Moeen Ali, who has retired from Tests, in the squad. Ali announced his retirement from Test cricket two years ago to focus on limited-overs cricket. McCullum also said last year that the door was open for him to return to the team. However, he clarified that he will not play Tests again. However, this time he may change his decision considering the needs of the team. He had 2914 runs and 195 wickets in his Test career playing 64 matches.
This time the series will start from June 16 at Edgbaston. England will play the Ashes for the first time under the leadership of England captain Ben Stokes. The England squad for the first two Tests of the series has been announced recently.
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