We are almost about to witness the greatest rivalry in the history of the cricket Ashes 2023. The much-anticipated series between England and Australia will begin from from 16th June followed by the second game on 28th June at Lord’s. The third game of the Ashes 2023 will be played on July 6th in Leeds whereas the last two games are slated to take place on July 19th and July 27th in Manchester and the Oval respectively.
2 players unlucky to miss out from the England squad for the Ashes 2023
England have named their 16-member squad for the Ashes 2023. They retained the same team as they fielded in the Test against Ireland. Let’s take a look at 2 players unlucky to miss out from the England squad for the Ashes 2023
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Stokes (C), Anderson, Bairstow, Broad, Brook, Crawly, Root, Duckett, Lawrance, Leach, Pope, Potts, Robinson, Tongue, Woakes & Wood. pic.twitter.com/6tb3ZRHM0u
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Jofra Archer was ruled out of the Ashes 2023 after he had a recurrence of a stress fracture to his right elbow. However, not only the Ashes, he has been ruled out of the whole English summer. He was part of Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2023 but was ruled off the tournament. He played just 5 games in the league and then was called back to England to recover ahead of the Ashes. But as he reached the UK, he was deemed unfit to play. It was expected that he would play a great role in the series but he again was ruled out of action. He last played a Test match in March 2021. He is one of the most unluckiest cricketers to miss out on the England squad for the Ashes 2023.
Another unlucky player to miss out on the England squad for the Ashes 2023 is Ben Foakes. The keeper-batter was terrific for England down the order as he played staggering well. But the return of Jonny Bairstow to the team saw him getting omitted from the team. Till the time Bairstow was out, Foakes made a significant contribution for England both with bat as well as the gloves down the order. It was expected that he would play a great role for the team in the summer, but unfortunately, he has missed out from the team.
England Squad for the Ashes 2023
Here’s England squad for the Ashes 2023:
Ben Stokes (c), Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Joe Root, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Jack Leach, Zak Crawley, Matthew Potts, Ollie Robinson, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Josh Tongue