Australia v England, first Ashes test
Date: 23-27 November Time: 00:00 GMT Venue: Gabba, Brisbane
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England have named seamer Jake Ball beforehand of Craig Overton in their side for the first Ashes check towards Australia in Brisbane.

Ball, 26, has recovered from the sprained ankle he suffered on 10 November and which saved him out of england’s very last warm-up game final week.

Australia have referred to as up all-rounder Glenn Maxwell as cover for David Warner, who has a stiff neck, and Shaun Marsh, who has a sore lower back.

the opening test at the Gabba begins at 00:00 GMT on Thursday.

England crew: Alastair cook, Mark Stoneman, James Vince, Joe Root (capt), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Stuart extensive, Jake Ball, James Anderson.

Nottinghamshire’s Ball has bowled handiest 15.four overs at the excursion, having fallen in his delivery stride during England’s four-day tour match against a Cricket Australia XI in Adelaide.

Overton, who has now not played a take a look at, featured in all three of england’s excursion games, taking 8 wickets.

“It wasn’t an smooth selection,” stated captain Joe Root. “Craig has come into the squad and the whole lot requested of him he is executed without a doubt nicely.

“Jake has bowled well whilst he is had his possibility at the excursion and the way he is going about things on those surfaces might be definitely tough for the Australians.”

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England will call their batting order on the morning of the sport, with Moeen Ali idea to be line in to move above wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow to variety six.

On Tuesday, all-rounder Moeen stated he predicted to bat at seven, but Root informed reporters on Wednesday to “wait and see”.

Warner ‘confident’ notwithstanding neck damage

Australia’s David Warner stretches within the nets
David Warner averages 44.95 in Ashes tests
Warner, 31, has had confined time in the nets within the final days before the check, but Australia captain Steve Smith stated he expects him to be “adequate”.

“Warner remains a bit bit stiff however he is feeling higher and really assured,” said Smith.

“he is a pretty gifted guy and he unearths a way no matter what is taking place.”

Left-passed Warner, who averages 47.94 from sixty six assessments, is due to open with the uncapped Cameron Bancroft.

Warner confronted only two throw-downs inside the nets on Tuesday but had an extended consultation on Wednesday, batting without a helmet.

“He became hitting them well inside the nets,” stated Smith, who joked that Warner may be pressured to copy the open-chested fashion of former West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul.

“He needed to open his frame up a bit more, but he is confident he’s going to be best.”

Root said: “I do not suppose we need to change our plans. we’re going to be equipped for him to play.”

Smith showed that seamers Jackson bird and Chadd Sayers will omit out, meaning pace bowlers Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood will characteristic inside the same take a look at aspect for the primary time.

Australia squad: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Jackson chook, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine (wk), Chadd Sayers, Mitchell Starc, Glenn Maxwell.

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