The second Ashes take a look at begins at Lord’s on Wednesday
ENGLAND have named seamer Josh Tongue as a shock decide of their staff for the second Ashes take a look at in opposition to Australia at Lord’s which begins on Wednesday (28), changing injured spinner Moeen Ali, the nation’s cricket board (ECB) stated on Tuesday (27).
Off-spinner Ali was nursing a finger damage within the first match at Edgbaston that Australia received by two wickets and managed to bowl simply 14 overs within the second innings.
The 25-year-old Tongue, who took 5 for 66 within the second innings of his Take a look at debut in opposition to Eire at Lord’s this month, is the one change to the aspect that misplaced the primary Ashes Take a look at, with England captain Ben Stokes choosing an all-seam assault.
Tongue was picked forward of Mark Wooden, who was extensively tipped for choice for the second Take a look at, with Joe Root anticipated to proceed to play the function of auxiliary spinner.
Worcestershire paceman Tongue, most well-liked to the categorical tempo of Mark Wooden for the match. Seamer Chris Woakes and leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed had been additionally ignored in choice of Tongue.
England XI: Ben Duckett, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (captain), Jonathan Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson, Josh Tongue, James Anderson