Ashes 2023: England drop James Anderson, 3 veteran players return

The third Test match of the Ashes series (Ashes 2023) is to be played at the Headingley ground in Leeds from tomorrow. A day before this important match, England has announced its final eleven, in which many important changes have been seen. The vice-captain of the England team, Ollie Pope, was ruled out of the series due to a shoulder injury. So Moeen Ali returns in his place, James Anderson and Josh Tongue are dropped and replaced by Mark Wood and Chris Woakes. has been included.

In the first two matches, the performance of 41-year-old veteran bowler James Anderson was disappointing. In the Edgbaston Test match, he could get only 2 wickets, and in the match at Lord’s, he took only 1 wicket, so it has been decided to drop him in this long series. Apart from him, Josh Tang got a place in the second match in place of Moeen Ali but the young bowler was dropped after only 1 match. He took a total of 5 wickets in the second match.

Mark Wood and Chris Woakes come in for James Anderson and Josh Tongue. Chris Woakes played Test cricket for England a year ago but now he is all set to make his comeback. On the other hand, Mark Wood was also seen playing the Test format in the month of December last year but now he too is eager to make his comeback after several months. Moeen Ali is also making a comeback after injury.

England’s playing XI for Leeds Test match
Ben Stokes (c), Jack Crawley, Ben Duckett, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, Olly Robinson.

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