IND vs ENG, Test: England’s rising batsman Harry Brook has been completely ruled out of the five-match Test series against India starting from January 25 in Hyderabad.
A statement from the ECB said, “Harry Brook is returning home from the England Men’s Test tour of India with immediate effect for personal reasons and will not return to India for this Test tour. The Brook family respectfully requests privacy during this time.” “, requests the media and public to respect his wish for privacy and not to intrude into his personal space.”
Let us tell you that Brook was a part of the England team in UAE, where the team led by Ben Stokes practiced in conditions similar to India. The team scheduled to reach Hyderabad on Sunday, January 21. On the other hand, the Indian team has reportedly reached the city on Saturday, January 20.
Following Harry Brook’s withdrawal from the Test squad, the ECB announced on Sunday, 21 January, that middle-order batsman Dan Lawrence will replace Harry Brook in the England squad for the upcoming five-match Test series against India. Lawrence, 26, will join the rest of his teammates on Monday, January 22, before traveling to India.
Let us tell you that this is a bit of a surprising selection by the ECB because Lawrence last played a Test in 2022, when he took the field against West Indies at St. George’s Park.
Apart from this, many people were expecting that Keaton Jennings, who is an opener, would be included in the team in place of Brook.
Jennings recently scored 154 and 64 for England Lions against India A in the first match of the four-day unofficial Test in Ahmedabad.