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Anderson and Broad left out of England squad for WI Test Series

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Anderson and Broad are two of England’s most experienced players, but the pair have been left out of the team to tour the West Indies. Anderson, who is England’s all-time leading wicket-taker in Tests, and Broad, who has 537 wickets in 152 matches, have been left out of the team to tour the Caribbean.

In the aftermath of an Ashes thrashing, England head coach Chris Silverwood, director of cricket Ashley Giles and assistant coach Graham Thorpe all left their roles. Strauss has temporarily taken over from Giles and he has appointed Paul Collingwood as England’s interim head coach for the West Indies tour.

Interim Managing Director Andrew Strauss said “I want to emphasise this does not mean the end for them as England players,” when asked about their omission from the side and what that means for their future. Anderson and Broad join 6 others from the Ashes sqaud to be left out, Dom Bess, Sam Billings, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Haseeb Hameed and Dawid Malan have all been dropped for the upcoming 3 match series in the Caribbean.

England have included Saqib Mahmood, Matthew Parkinson, Ben Foakes, Alex Lees and Matthew Fisher in their 16-man squad for the Test series which gets underway at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua on 8th March.

Full England squad to tour West Indies:

Joe Root (Yorkshire) captain

Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire)

Zak Crawley (Kent)

Matthew Fisher (Yorkshire)

Ben Foakes (Surrey)

Dan Lawrence (Essex)

Jack Leach (Somerset)

Alex Lees (Durham)

Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire)

Craig Overton (Somerset)

Matthew Parkinson (Lancashire)

Ollie Pope (Surrey)

Ollie Robinson (Sussex)

Ben Stokes (Durham)

Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)

Mark Wood (Durham)

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