England to name Ashes squad on Wednesday

The England touring party for the Ashes will be announced at The Oval at 10:00 local time on Wednesday.

England Test captain Joe Root will look to address his side's batting issues ahead of The Ashes.   -  Getty Images

England will name its squad to face Australia in the Ashes next Wednesday. There has been talk of which players will board the plane Down Under for months, but the speculation will finally end next week.

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The England touring party will be announced at The Oval at 10:00 local time (09:00 GMT).

England director of cricket Andrew Strauss this week admitted the tourist will head to Australia with "concerns" over its batting line-up.

Opener Mark Stoneman is expected to be named in the squad, while Tom Westley and Dawid Malan will be hoping the selectors keep the faith.

Haseeb Hameed, another Ashes hopeful, suffered a blow when he fractured a finger during Lancashire's County Championship defeat to Middlesex on Thursday.

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