Before the start of the Ashes 2017, England has been dealt a major blow as Steve Finn will not play a part in the prestigious series. Finn who was called as a replacement for all-rounder Ben Stokes would be a huge blow for the visitor’s side. Steve Finn would have played his 3rd Ashes series will be sent back to England after scans revealed that there were serious problems with his knees.
“Rooty and I have had a bit of a chat about it over the last few days, and you’ll probably see an announcement in the next day or two,” said Bayliss.
It is going to be a huge challenge for the visitors England to face Australia in their own den. Last time England went to Australia, it was a 5-0 whitewash by Australia. Mitchell Johnson took 37 wickets in 5 matches during the 2013/14 series.
Ben Stokes will join the squad ahead of their second warm-up game Australia so far as he was involved in a brawl at night after the Bristol ODI against West Indies. Joe Root wants a vice-captain replacing Stokes. James Anderson, Cook are the contenders to replace Stokes.
Youngster Tom Curran has been named as a replacement for Steve Finn and would fly to Australia tomorrow to join the England squad. The first test starts on 23rd November in Gabba, Brisbane. England is the current defending Champions of Ashes that they won in 2015. Tom Curran has played 1 ODI and 3 T20I for England.
It will be a first biggest test for Joe Root as a captain. England has to depend on experienced players like Cook, Joe Root to play a key role.
Steve Finn has played a total of 36 test matches taking a total of 125 wickets. Both teams will play a day-night test match at Adelaide.