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Ashes 2017-18: England name squad for first Test against Australia

by Sahir Usman Nov 22, 2017 • 16:11 PM

Nov.22 (CRICKETNMORE) - According to England Cricket Board (ECB) website, England captain Joe Root has confirmed the side to play in the first Ashes Test at the Gabba in Brisbane on Thursday.

England team for the first Ashes Test against Australia

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  • Joe Root (captain)
  • Moeen Ali
  • James Anderson
  • Jonny Bairstow
  • Jake Ball
  • Stuart Broad
  • Alastair Cook
  • Dawid Malan
  • Mark Stoneman
  • James Vince
  • Chris Woakes

Joe Root explains selection of Jake Ball ahead of the first Test in Brisbane. "Jake has bowled well when he's had his opportunity on the tour and the way he goes about things on these surfaces could be really challenging for the Australians", Root Said.

Ashes 2017-18 Schedule

Also Read: Ashes 2017-18: England in Australia Test Series Schedule

With inputs from ECB website

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