England Lions: Dom Sibley pulls out of Ashes shadow squad to work on batting

Sibley averaged simply 14.25 in two Exams towards India this summer time earlier than he was dropped

Opener Dom Sibley has withdrawn from the England Lions squad for the tour of Australia this winter.

Final week the 26-year-old was named within the 14-strong squad, which is able to shadow the primary England Ashes social gathering.

However England say “after a lot thought and consideration” Warwickshire’s Sibley has determined to work on his batting at house this winter in a bid to regain a spot within the Take a look at crew.

Yorkshire batter Harry Brook has been added to the Lions squad.

Sibley has performed 22 Exams and has a batting common of 28.94, a determine which dropped to 19.77 in 2021.

He was dropped by England throughout the India sequence this summer time, and earlier this month misplaced his central contract.

The Lions will present warm-up opposition for England in two video games earlier than the Ashes and the gamers shall be reserves in case of any accidents to the first-team squad.

They may also play a four-day sport towards Australia A, earlier than returning house on 16 December.

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England Lions squad: Tom Abell (Somerset), Josh Bohannon (Lancashire), James Bracey (Gloucestershire), Harry Brook (Yorkshire), Brydon Carse (Durham), Mason Crane (Hampshire), Matthew Fisher (Yorkshire), Ben Foakes (Surrey), Alex Lees (Durham), Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire), Liam Norwell (Warwickshire), Matt Parkinson (Lancashire), Jamie Smith (Surrey), Rob Yates (Warwickshire).

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