After a lot of talks and decisions, the Ashes 2021-2022 finally got the green signal and the much-anticipated Test series will kick start on 8th December at the Gabba followed by the second Test match at Adelaide, Oval on 16th December. The third and fourth Test match will be played on 26th December and 5th January at MCG and SCG respectively. The fifth and final Test match of the Ashes will take place on 14th January at WACA ground.
The England cricket team has announced the squad for the Ashes 2021-22. The squad will be captained by Joe Root while the likes of Jonny Bairstow, Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Haseeb Hammed and Dawid Malan are the batsmen in the 17-member squad. Jos Buttler and Ollie Pope are the two wicketkeepers in the squad.
The all-rounders in the squad are Chris Woakes, Dan Lawrence, Craig Overton while Jack Leach and Dom Bess are the two spinners in the side.The pace department includes the premier pace duo of James Anderson and Stuart Broad along with Ollie Robinson and Mark Wood.
Here’s the England squad for the Ashes:
Joe Root, James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
England head coach Chris Silverwood while talking about the squad said that they have picked a balanced squad as there is competition for places and players have worked hard and are aiming to create history.
“A tour of Australia is the pinnacle as an England Test cricketer. I am delighted that all of our available players have committed to the tour. We are looking forward to touring and enjoying the experience of this historic series. I believe we have selected a well-balanced squad with options in all areas and a blend of youth and experience. There is real competition for places and a genuine desire to work hard and compete, aiming to create some history.” He said.