WI vs ENG: Omission from Test squad doesn’t mean end of Anderson, Broad as England players says Andrew Strauss

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WI vs ENG: Omission from Test squad doesn’t mean end of Anderson, Broad as England players says Andrew Strauss

WI vs ENG: Sir Andrew Strauss, the interim managing director of England Men’s Cricket has said that James Anderson and Stuart Broad might have been dropped, but their careers as Three Lions players are not over.

On Tuesday, England’s selection panel, which included Sir Andrew Strauss, interim head coach Paul Collingwood, and head scout James Taylor, picked a 16-man team for the three-match Test tour to the Caribbean, which begins next month.

Eight players from the previous Ashes series have been left out of the squad:

James Anderson, Dom Bess, Sam Billings, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Haseeb Hameed, and Dawid Malan.

Sir Andrew Strauss, the interim managing director of England Men’s Cricket said:

“In respect of James Anderson and Stuart Broad, I want to emphasize this does not mean the end for them as England players. We feel that it is important to look at some exciting new bowling potential and give some added responsibility to other players who have featured previously. No one doubts the quality and experience that James and Stuart bring to the England set-up. It will be up to the new managing director and permanent head coach to decide on whether they will be involved this summer and beyond.”

Durham opener Alex Lees and Yorkshire seamer Matthew Fisher are called-up for the first time. Lees, 28, captained the Lions squad in Australia. And has shown great potential in the County Championship over the past few years. With Durham and previously Yorkshire. He scored 625 runs in last year’s Championship campaign, with the highest score of 129.

The 24-year-old Fisher took 20 wickets for Yorkshire last season at an average of 19.65 from County Championship matches. His control with the ball has impressed the England set-up for some time. And he was a stand-out performer for the Lions during the winter programme.

Along with the newcomers, the Lancashire duo of Saqib Mahmood and Matthew Parkinson. They will be hoping to earn their Test debuts. In the Caribbean after previously being part of the team.

The ICC World Test Championship includes the three-match Test series. After a slow start to the second edition of the Championship. Joe Root’s side will be trying to improve their position. Therefore, the top two teams will participate in the ICC World Test Championship Final in 2023. That will be held at the completion of the two-year cycle.

England squad:

Joe Root (C), Jonny Bairstow, Zak Crawley, Matthew Fischer, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Alex Lees, Saqib Mahmood, Craig Overton, Matthew Parkinson, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

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