England’s Ashes Squad

The England Selectors have today announced a squad of 14 for the 1st Ashes Test.  Phoenix Management Group family members Joe Root (Captain), Ben Stokes (Vice-Captain), Jos Buttler and Stuart Broad are included in the squad.

Ben will take over the vice-captaincy from Jos.

While Ben and Jos were rested for England’s win over Ireland at Lord’s, Stuart showed he was in good form. He took 4 for 19 during Ireland’s second innings collapse.

The Ashes opener begins 1 August at Edgbaston.

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