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England Ashes Tour Squad 2013-2014

England selectors named an initial 17-man squad for the Ashes Test series in Australia including three players uncapped at Test level – Yorkshire batsman Gary Ballance, Warwickshire pace bowler Boyd Rankin and Durham all rounder Ben Stokes.

In total six players are included in the squad who did not feature in an XI during the 3-0 Investec Ashes series victory in summer 2013. Alongside the uncapped Test trio, Michael Carberry, Monty Panesar and Chris Tremlett have all been recalled. Carberry has been capped once at Test level, making his debut in Bangladesh in 2010. Monty Panesar has already won 48 Test caps in his seven year international career, the last of which was against New Zealand in Auckland earlier this year. Surrey pace bowler Chris Tremlett, who took 17 wickets in the 2010/11 Ashes series in Australia, will be hoping to add to his 11 Test caps.

Alastair Cook will lead a squad looking to win a fourth Ashes series in a row, a feat that has not been achieved by an England team since 1890.

England squad

Alastair Cook (Essex) (Capt)

Matt Prior (Sussex) (VC)

James Anderson (Lancashire)

Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire)

Gary Ballance (Yorkshire)

Ian Bell (Warwickshire)

Scott Borthwick (Durham)****

Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire)**

Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)

Michael Carberry (Hampshire)

Steven Finn (Middlesex)

Monty Panesar (Sussex/Essex)

Kevin Pietersen (Surrey)

Boyd Rankin (Warwickshire)

Joe Root (Yorkshire)

Ben Stokes (Durham)

Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire)***

Chris Tremlett (Surrey)

James Tredwell (Kent)****

Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire)*

*Trott was ruled out of the tour on November 25 with a stress related illness.

**Bresnan, who had previously travelled with the squad, was added to it on December 2 after his recovery from a stress fracture of the lower back.

***Swann retired from international cricket with immediate effect on December 22.

****Borthwick and Tredwell were added to the squad on December 23.

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