Alex Carey will keep wickets for Australia in the first two Ashes Test against England. Carey comes in for Tim Paine, who has quit cricket after a sexting scandal.
England off-spinner Jack Leach is also observing his Australian counterpart, Nathan Lyon, for quite some time and would like to incorporate the learnings in the upcoming Ashes 2021-22. The first Ashes Test starts at Gabba on December 8.
The five-test Ashes series starts Dec. 8 at the Gabba in Brisbane, leaving England short on match practice ahead of a tour where they're hoping to win a Test on Australian soil for the first in 10 years.
Uncapped Josh Inglis and veteran Alex Carey will be vying for the wicketkeeping spot vacated by Tim Paine, who quit as Australia's captain after the 'sexting' scandal. Paine later withdrew from Test selection ahead of Ashes 2021-22 series.
Pat Cummins was made Australia's 47th Test captain ahead of the Ashes series after Tim Paine stepped down last week and took an indefinite break from cricket following the 'sexting scandal'.
Nathan Lyon’s comments come after former skipper Ricky Ponting said adding Paine in the squad could distract Australia in Ashes 2021-22. Lyon also called stumper Paine as ‘best keeper in the world’.
Ben Stokes was only added to England’s squad for the Ashes series against Australia last month after recovering from a finger injury and from taking time away to prioritize his mental health.
Ben Stokes was a late addition to the Ashes squad after the England all-rounder had taken time off to recover from mental-health issues as well as an injury to his finger.
Pucovski sustained a concussion, reportedly the 10th of his career, and was still experiencing symptoms this week.
It was a thoroughly professional display by the ODI world champions as they bundled out Australia for 125 and then returned to overhaul the target of 126 in 11.4 overs.
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Puckovski's injury is a blow for Australia as he was a favourite to open the innings alongside David Warner in the Ashes series later this year.
Perth is scheduled to host the fifth Ashes Test starting January 14. But the strict COVID-19 restrictions enforced by the West Australian government has led to doubts.
Following successful discussions with Cricket Australia over arrangements for families and quarantine there have been no opt-outs.
The fate of England's tour of Australia remains unclear with several senior English players considering the possibility of boycotting it.
There has been a lot of speculation over the Ashes with many England players raising concerns over travelling amid strict COVID restrictions Down Under.
England's cricketers are concerned about the possibility of families being unable to join them on the trip given Australia's tight border controls
Tim Paine hinted that he might step down from captaincy if Australia can beat England in the Ashes later this year
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