England’s Ashes preparations dealt blow as third day of first warm-up match is abandoned due to rain

England’s Ashes preparations are dealt ANOTHER blow as a second straight day is washed out with out a bowled of their warm-up match in Brisbane

  • Third day of England’s warm-up match for the Ashes was known as off due to rain
  • Heavy rain has additionally affected the first two days as the sport had to be lower quick
  • Openers Haseeb Hameed and Rory Burns had taken England to 98 with out loss 

England face the actual prospect of being left unprepared to face Australia within the Ashes first Test after the third day of their first warm-up match in opposition to England Lions was abandoned due to rain.

England have been due to resume on 98 with out loss with Haseeb Hameed (53) and Rory Burns (39) on the crease.

Some of England’s largest stars may now head into the first Ashes Test on the Gabba barely having confronted a ball as moist climate has sunk all three days of their preparation in Brisbane. 

England may head to the first Ashes check on the Gabba unprepared after rain washed out a third straight day of their warm-up match with the England Lions

Heavy rain on the Queensland coast has caused the third day of England's warm-up match to be called off on Thursday

Heavy rain on the Queensland coast has precipitated the third day of England’s warm-up match to be known as off on Thursday

Tuesday’s opening day was lower quick within the second session at Wellington Point, and an early name was made to pull the second day on Wednesday after heavy rains on the Queensland coast.

The rain continued on Thursday, with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology recording virtually 5 millimetres fallen between 9am (11pm London) and 12pm as the match was abandoned. 

The continued poor climate may depart key members of England’s squad – notably Ben Stokes – in danger of being denied the possibility to bat. 

Ben Stokes' return to action was further delayed after no play was possible on day three of England's Ashes warm-up

Ben Stokes’ return to motion was additional delayed after no play was attainable on day three of England’s Ashes warm-up

Stokes has been included in England’s Ashes squad after taking an indefinite break from all cricket in July to prioritise his psychological well-being and relaxation a finger, which he had fractured. 

Durham all-rounder Stokes, set to bat at No 5, made his final England look in a one-day worldwide in opposition to Pakistan in July.

He was denied the possibility to bat on day one and two however spent a lot of the lunch break on the opening day bowling, steaming in and looking out sharp as he ready for his first Test since March, which got here in opposition to India in Ahmedabad.

Rory Burns (centre) made unbeaten 39 before the rain came down during the second session

Rory Burns (centre) made unbeaten 39 earlier than the rain got here down in the course of the second session

A second intra-squad match is additionally scheduled to happen subsequent week in the identical metropolis on the Ian Healy Oval. 

England’s Ashes squad members who have been concerned within the T20 World Cup haven’t been included within the warm-up fixture and can keep in quarantine for another week. 

The first Test on the Gabba begins on December 8 and the fifth and remaining Test is scheduled for Perth’s Optus Stadium on January 14.


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