England's opener-turned-number-four, Jason Roy has been left out of the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval, after a dismal run of form with the bat, having managed only 110 runs across eight innings with a highest score of only 31.
The England and Wales Cricket Board also confirmed Ben Stokes would not bowl in the match, which gets under way on Thursday, due to a shoulder injury, and will play as a specialist batsman.
Captain Joe Root says England must build towards winning the Ashes in Australia in 2021-22 after failing to regain the urn this summer. He replaces Travis Head.
"To win the first 50-over World Cup is a huge achievement for English cricket, so, absolutely, it should be seen as a successful year, but we've got a chance to level this series and make it slightly better than it looks right now so that's the full focus of the group".
"I'm sure he'll have that attitude and try and prove a point", England captain Joe Root told a news conference on Wednesday.
'We've not lost anything yet. Of course, we are disappointed not to win the Ashes back but we are fully focused to finish the series 2-2.
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Igor Stimac says he has told the players to stay grounded as they can't afford complacency during FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. The side next take on Bangladesh at the colossal Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan on October 15.
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He was not available for comment after Reuters saw the government memo or after it spoke to the three other Mugabe relatives. He was once revered and celebrated as an independence hero when he came into power in 1980.
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The announcement came days after the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama , had a similar meeting with the committee. South Africa has witnessed days of riots that mainly targeted foreign-owned shops, including Nigerian businesses.
"I know the direction I want to take this team and it's about starting that now, not after this series", said the Yorkshire batsman. "I'll continue to keep working hard and trying to improve my game". He averages under 20 after three Test innings.
Curran, who hasn't played any of the Tests so far despite his promises as a young all-rounder, has been roped in to boost both the batting and bowling.
"I've not performed how I would have liked", he said.
"This is our grand final".
"He's been a part of some very special wins in Test match cricket, series home and away which he should be extremely proud of as a coach and the way he's transformed white-ball cricket and been a part of that journey is incredible", said Root. They won the 2017-18 Ashes series and the tourists lead the current series 2-1.
"Last week's result at Old Trafford was brilliant and we played very well, but all the guys are aware that this Test is bigger than that one". Explaining the selection of Marsh, he said: "Bringing in Marsh will ease a little bit of the workload on the bowlers at the end of a long series".