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ECB Announces Squad for Lord’s Test against India

ECB Announces Squad for Lord’s Test against India

The England Cricket Board (ECB) has recently released a statement where they have announced a 13-man squad from which the playing XI will be finalised for the second Test at Lord’s in the five-match Test series against India.

Cricket news: Moeen Ali, who did not play in the first Test, was included in the squad

The management has made some changes in the squad as they have included wicketkeeper-batsman Ollie Pope and all-rounder Chris Woakes. These players are going to replace left-handed batsman Dawid Malan and all-rounder Ben Stokes respectively.

Malan was not in a good form in the first Test, both in the batting department as well as in the fielding department.

He failed miserably with the bat and had dropped three catches in the match in the slip cordon, which included one of opposition skipper Virat Kohli, who later became a thorn in the bowling lineup of the Brits.

England’s Moeen Ali and Jamie Porter, who were released from the squad during the first Test as they were not playing in the Test, were also included in the squad.

Stokes is likely to miss the Test as he I ordered by the Bristol Crown Court on Monday for a hearing surrounding an affray in which he had got himself involved in the month of September last year.

Stokes will feature in the next game if the hearing of the Court gets adjourned on Monday itself.

The player from Canterbury played a very important part in the first match to give England victory as he picked up six wickets in the match which included an all-important wicket of Virat Kohli in the deciding innings of the game.

For Ollie Pope, the recent season has been phenomenal as he has racked up 684 runs from eight matches while playing for Surrey in the County Championship at an incredible average of 85.50.

He scored three centuries and also got a half-century which included a highest score innings of 158.

The 20-year-old player has also been in stupendous form in the T20 Blast as he scored 135 runs from the eight matches he has played.

 

Lord’s Test squad:

Joe Root(c), Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler, Adil Rashid, Sam Curran, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, James Porter

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TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 35 4016 115
2 South Africa 33 3712 106
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 England 45 4722 105
5 New Zealand 23 2354 102
6 Sri Lanka 38 3668 97
7 Pakistan 21 1853 88
8 West Indies 29 2235 77
9 Bangladesh 19 1268 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 51 6470 127
2 India 49 5973 122
3 New Zealand 41 4602 112
4 South Africa 39 4275 110
5 Pakistan 38 3915 103
6 Australia 37 3699 100
7 Bangladesh 28 2607 93
8 Sri Lanka 50 3872 77
9 West Indies 32 2217 69
10 Afghanistan 32 2053 64
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 30 3972 132
2 India 37 4601 124
2 Australia 21 2570 122
4 England 21 2448 117
5 New Zealand 22 2542 116
6 South Africa 19 2093 110
7 West Indies 21 2219 106
8 Afghanistan 27 2490 92
9 Sri Lanka 28 2451 88
10 Bangladesh 27 2066 77