Ashes 2023: The greatest rivalry in the history of the game will yet again be on the show as England and Australia will lock horns with each other in the five-Test series. It’s time for the Ashes, which will kick-start from 16th June followed by the second game on 28th June at Lord’s. The third game of the Ashes 2023 will be played on July 6th in Leeds whereas the last two games are slated to take place on July 19th and July 27th on Manchester and the Oval respectively. But before that England will play a one-off Test against Ireland whereas Australia will play WTC Final against India.
Ashes 2023: Ollie Robinson doubtful for the Test against Ireland after suffering an ankle injury in the county game
England’s injury woes are getting bad to worse as they have suffered another blow. Ace pacer Ollie Robinson sustained ankle injury while playing the county game between Sussex and Glamorgan and can be doubtful for the one-off Test against Ireland followed by the first game of Ashes.
Ollie Robinson did manage to play for the three days in the game but failed to take the field after Lunch on Day 3 as his sore ankle troubled him. In the game, he just managed 8 overs and then was deemed unfit to play.
The pacer was then taken for the scans and the coach of the county team mentioned that they it were precautionary scans. He also said that ECB’s medical team will monitor him before taking any further call. It’s likely that he might be fit for the Ashes but with the nature of the injury yet to know, one cannot say anything so early.
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Ollie Robinson’s injury will be a massive blow for England considering the injuries they have had in their camp. Jofra Archer has been ruled out of the Ashes 2023, James Anderson is battling a groin injury, Ben Stokes is struggling with his knee and Ollie Stone too has been out due to injury.
Ashes 2023: England announces squad for the Ireland Test
England will host Ireland in a one-off test from 1st June. They recently named a 15-member squad for the Ireland Test. Jonny Bairstow after missing so much of cricket due to injury was back in the team whereas Chris Woakes and Mark Wook too were named in the team.
Here’s the England squad for the Ireland Test
Ben Stokes (c), James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Matthew Potts, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.