England’s Ashes Squad: Who’s In Yours?

The England Cricket Board announces its squad for this winter’s Ashes series in Australia with a view to retaining the coveted urn won on home soil in 2015 and avenging a humiliating 5-0 whitewash the last time the most heated competition in test cricket was held Down Under.

This time around, competition for spots has been as fierce as ever with injuries also playing their part and ruling out the likes of Toby Roland Jones. But who makes your final squad?

Alastair Cook

The former captain who led England to its last Ashes victory adds invaluable experience.

Mark Stoneman

Has timed his form perfectly and boasts the experience in these climes after an early-career stint in Sydney. Would generally get the nod in front of Haseem Hameed.

Joe Root

Has been coming in at fourth but is likely to be pushed up the order as England finally resolves its batting line-up dilemma.

Alex Hales

Has been under fire but is believed to be better suited to these conditions, too.

Ben Stokes

A middle order must as England’s key all-rounder, though, has been tipped to move up higher in the future.

Jonny Bairstow

Expected to be favoured over Jos Buttler as first choice wicket-keeper.

Moeen Ali

One of the more guaranteed certs on this list, coming off the back of a superb summer.

Chris Woakes

Dumped for the recent final test against the West Indies, however, deserves his place in the line-up and has impressed in the one-dayers.

Stuart Broad

Another proven winner and one of England’s finest bowlers in the modern era.

Mason Crane

Young and relatively unproven but can offer his country a new dimension over Adil Rashid and Liam Dawson.

James Anderson

In his last Ashes, England’s all-time highest wicket-taker will be looking to go out with a bang.