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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.

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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 28 3499 125
2 South Africa 32 3589 112
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 New Zealand 23 2354 102
5 England 36 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 31 2914 94
7 Pakistan 17 1463 86
8 Bangladesh 16 1202 75
9 West Indies 22 1484 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 42 5257 125
2 India 45 5492 122
3 South Africa 34 3842 113
4 New Zealand 41 4602 112
5 Australia 32 3327 104
6 Pakistan 32 3279 102
7 Bangladesh 24 2220 93
8 Sri Lanka 43 3302 77
9 West Indies 29 1989 69
10 Afghanistan 28 1758 63
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 23 2990 130
2 Australia 15 1894 126
3 India 32 3932 123
4 New Zealand 22 2542 116
5 England 17 1951 115
6 South Africa 18 2058 114
7 West Indies 18 2048 114
8 Afghanistan 22 1917 87
9 Sri Lanka 27 2287 85
10 Bangladesh 21 1570 75