Anderson (39 years old) is the fastest English catcher of all time in traditional format with 640 eliminations in 169 matches. Broad is behind Anderson on the list. He has 537 goals from 152 matches.
Anderson claimed eight hits in three tests with an average of 23.37 in England’s 0-4 loss to Australia in the ashes. Broad, on the other hand, has picked up 13 goals in 3 games with an average of 26.30.
The British selection panel, which includes Andrew Strauss (interim chief executive of England Men’s Cricket), interim head coach Paul Collingwood and head scout James Taylor, on Tuesday, put together a team consisting of 16 members for a three-match test trip in the West Indies starting next month.
Apart from the two bowling giants, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler and Dawid Malan have yet to find a place in the lineup. Buttler had a grueling time in Australia, managing just 107 runs in four Tests with an average of 15.28 and a best of 39. Malan did better, scoring 244 runs in five Tests. tested, but ended up scoring a poor 24.40 average. Billings only appeared in one quiz.
Athlete Haseeb Hameed, who has an average of 10 from four Tests with Australia, was omitted along the expected lines. There’s also no room for Rory Burns, who has scored 77 runs in three competitions against the Aussies.
Yorkshire’s fast pitcher Matthew Fisher has been included in the West Indies series’ squad, while Joe Root has retained his captaincy despite the Ashes disaster.
England will play three matches in the West Indies between 8 March and 28 March. While the first will be held in Antigua, the other two will be held in Barbados and Grenada respectively.
England squad for the West Indies Test: Joe Root (captain), Jonathan Bairstow, Zak Crawley, Matthew Fisher, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Alex Lees, Saqib Mahmood, Craig Overton, Matthew Parkinson, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
“A chance to reset and rebuild” – England interim coach in the West Indies challenge
Interim head coach Collingwood described the series against the Windies as an opportunity to rebuild the team following the fall of the Ashes. Speaking after being appointed as interim coach, he asserted:
“I’m really excited to be leading the Tests team for the Caribbean tour. I can’t wait to get started. Having a challenging Test series with the West Indies right after the disappointment of the Ashes Give us the opportunity from now on to reset and rebuild.”
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Assistant coach Collingwood has been asked to replace him after Chris Silverwood resigned as head coach following England’s 0-4 Ashes defeat.
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