England Name Uncapped Leggie Adil Rashid in 13-Man Squad for Ashes Opener

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 | 0


Barring the inclusion of uncapped leg-spinner Adil Rashid, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) made no surprise choices in their squad for the first Ashes Test against Australia that begins on July 8 at Cardiff.

The Alastair Cook-led squad comprises 6 batsmen, 5 bowlers, and 2 all-rounders in the 13-man squad.

“There are no huge surprises in the squad. Adil Rashid’s inclusion provides Alastair (Cook) and Trevor (Bayliss) with plenty of bowling options and the surface at Cardiff will dictate who makes the final XI,” national selector James Whitaker told ECB website.

“Within the squad there are players who have plenty of experience of Ashes cricket and that knowledge will I’m sure be useful for the players who are yet to experience a home Ashes series,” he added.

England Squad for 1st Test

Alastair Cook, Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Steven Finn, Adam Lyth, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Mark Wood.




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