Ed Joyce to replace Trescothick for Ashes

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Middlesex batsman Ed Joyce will replace Marcus Trescothick in the England Cricket squad facing Australia in the first Ashes test at the Gabba in Brisbane on 23 November.

The Irish-born left-handed batsman has only played three one-day internationals and one Twenty20 for England, averaging 10.33.

Joyce was chosen over Owais Shah and Rob Key; who have both had test experience for England, with Rob Key playing for the losing 2002/03 tourists at the last Ashes series in Australia.

England squad to face Australia:

  1. A Flintoff (captain)
  2. AJ Strauss (vice-captain)
  3. JM Anderson
  4. IR Bell
  5. PD Collingwood
  6. AN Cook
  7. AF Giles
  8. SJ Harmison
  9. MJ Hoggard
  10. GO Jones (wicketkeeper)
  11. EC Joyce
  12. SI Mahmood
  13. MS Panesar
  14. KP Pietersen
  15. LE Plunkett
  16. CMW Read (wicketkeeper)