England suffered a big blow as their veteran pacer James Anderson has been ruled out of the 1st Test of the prestigious Ashes 2021-22. The series opener will be played at the historic ground of The Gabba in Brisbane.
He is currently one of the leading wicket-taker in international cricket as far as pacers are concerned. So far he has managed 632 wickets in the longer format and his absence will leave a big void in the team going ahead in the 1st Ashes Test.
Joe Root keeps things easy and simple
England cricket team will be left with Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad as far as pace attack is concerned. The Three-Lions is already suffering from the injury of Jofra Archer, who is not available for the Ashes due to an elbow injury.
In the pre-match conference, England skipper Joe Root said that he is not in a situation to reveal the playing XI for the 1st Test in Brisbane. Also, he praised Australia for revealing their final team 24 hours before the game. As per him, England will play take the decision what is best for them irrespective of the fact how another team is doing.
“I’m not into mind games, I’m just not in a position right now to name my team,” Root told journalists.
“Fair play that they’ve announced their eleven. Doesn’t really concern me or change anything from our perspective. We’ll conduct our business how we want to and let you know when we’re ready.” he added
England will take the field to regain the Ashes and Australia will eye on winning consecutive Ashes.