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First Ashes Test: Anderson out as England name 12-member squad

The 39-year-old has a minor calf problem

SAMAA | - Posted: Dec 7, 2021 | Last Updated: 1 month ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Dec 7, 2021 | Last Updated: 1 month ago

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Veteran pace spearhead Jimmy Anderson was Tuesday left out of England’s 12-man squad for the opening Ashes Test against Australia, while Haseeb Hameed won the race to open the innings ahead of Zak Crawley.

The 39-year-old Anderson, Test cricket’s most prolific fast bowler with 632 wickets, reportedly has a minor calf problem, although England did not give a reason for his omission.

England 12-man squad for first Ashes Test in Brisbane on Wednesday: Joe Root (capt), Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Haseeb Hameed, Jack Leach, Dawid Malan, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

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