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Trott to debut at Oval
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter


Player:IJL Trott
Event:Australia in British Isles 2009

DateLine: 16th August 2009

 

England have announced a 14-man squad for the fifth Ashes Test against Australia at the Brit Oval starting on Thursday.

 

Uncapped batsman Jonathan Trott has been included again while Ravi Bopara's extended slump results in his ouster from the squad. Monty Panesar returns to the team after missing out at Headingley.

 

ECB national selector Geoff Miller said: "The final Test match is an absolutely vital game for the team with so much at stake and we have had to make some difficult selection decisions in choosing our squad for the Brit Oval."

 

"Ravi Bopara has been going through a tough time with the bat in this series and we have decided to leave him out of the squad for this game."

 

"He will be extremely disappointed but remains very much part of our plans for the future and I am sure that he has the talent and temperament to regain his place in the side."

 

Ravi's omission means Jonathan Trott will make his Test debut at the Brit Oval.

 

Squad : Andrew Strauss (capt), James Anderson, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad, Paul Collingwood, Alastair Cook, Andrew Flintoff, Stephen Harmison, Graham Onions, Monty Panesar, Matt Prior, Ryan Sidebottom, Graeme Swann and Jonathan Trott.

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