Neither of them were in the XI in the first Test of the Ashes. After the big loss in that match, England has prepared the team for the next Test, leaving Stuart Broad and James Anderson.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced the 12-man squad for the match in a statement on Wednesday. The second Test starts in Adelaide on Thursday.
Fast bowler Mark Wood has been rested from the squad for the first Test. He took 3 wickets in the first innings.
However, left-arm spinner Jack Leach has survived a disappointing performance. He bowled 13 overs in the first innings and took only one wicket with 102 runs.
Anderson is the third highest wicket-taker in Test history. Broad is six. They are the top two Test wicket-takers for England. So far, the two have taken a total of 1,156 wickets.
For the first time in 15 years, England played the Ashes without these two pacers, who are rich in the experience of taking thousands of wickets. They lost the match in Gabba by 9 wickets in four days.
Broad, however, was in the 12-man squad for that match in Brisbane. He later wrote in the Daily Mail column that he was disappointed that he did not get a place in the XI. Anderson, however, was not in the 12-man squad. Despite the injury, England made the decision to manage the 39-year-old pacer’s workload. With the day-night test was in mind.
This day and night test will be held in Adelaide. Anderson is quite successful in this field. He has taken 16 wickets in 4 Tests at an average of 29.50.
Ben Stokes returned to the side with this series after suffering a knee injury on the second day of the Brisbane Test. He was injured while running behind the ball in fielding in the 29th over of Australia’s first innings. He later said that the injury was not serious. He is also in the team.
Jack Crowley, Dan Lawrence, Johnny Bairstow, Dominic Bass and Craig Overton have been left out of the 12-man squad for the second Test against Australia.
Second Test England squad: Joe Root (captain), Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Butler, Hasib Hamid, Jack Leach, David Malan, Oli Pope, Oliver Robinson, Ben Stokes, Chris Oakes, James Anderson.