Australia vs England: Chris Vokes replaces James Anderson. There have been reports in the past that Anderson has been injured.
Ashes 2021 Australia Vs England
Australia vs England: Brisbane have announced their England squad for the first Test of the Ashes series. The first Test between Australia and England starts on December 8. England have now announced a 12-man squad. Of those, 11 players will face host Australia at the Gabba venue. Johnny Bairstow has been left out of the 12-man England squad. English team management relied on 23-year-old Ali Pope to replace him for 6th place.
With the names of 12 players coming out, now the England Playing XI is almost clear. However, it is up to team management to decide whether to allow Mark Wood or Chris Vokes to enter the field. Chris Vokes replaces James Anderson. There have been reports in the past that Anderson has been injured. However, Jose Butler confirmed that Anderson was fit. However, he said he was rested from the first Test until the second Test against the Pink Ball.
The 12-member England squad for the Brisbane Test
Joe Root (captain), Rory Burns, Jose Butler (keeper), Haseeb Hameed, David Malan, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, Olly Pope, Ali Robinson, Ben Stokes, Chris Vokes, Mark Wood
Looking at the team, it is clear that with the exception of Captain Root, the batting command will be on the shoulders of Hamid, Burns, Butler, Oli Pope and Malan. Ben Stokes, however, will continue in the role of all-rounder. Apart from this, four fast bowlers, Jack Leach with a single spinner are going to enter this match.
JUST IN: England have named a 12-man squad for the first Ashes Test at Brisbane
– Wisden (@WisdenCricket) December 7, 2021
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