IND vs ENG: The England and Wales Cricket Board has announced the replacement of Harry Brook for the 5-Test series against India starting January 25. Dan Lawrence will now be part of the team in the series against India in place of Harry Brook. Harry Brook returned to England before the series began for personal reasons. ECB has announced that Lawrence will reach India within the next 24 hours and join the team.
ECB announced Harry Brook's replacement immediately after his exit from the series. The ECB issued a statement saying: “Dan Lawrence will join the England squad for the series against India.” Lawrence will join the team within the next 24 hours.''
Earlier, ECB had informed that Harry Brook will not be on the India tour. The ECB issued a statement on Brook saying: “For personal reasons, Harry Brook will not be taking part in the series against India and is returning to England. Brooke's family have asked that their privacy be respected.”
Lawrence starts bowling
Let us tell you that this is the second time Dan Lawrence has had the opportunity to visit India. In 2021, Lawrence was part of the 4-Test series against India. In the fourth Test at Ahmedabad, Lawrence batted brilliantly for England, playing innings of 46 and 50 runs. However, England suffered a defeat in this series. Lawrence made his debut against Sri Lanka in 2021. Since his debut, Lawrence has scored 551 runs in 11 Tests and his average during this period was 29.
Apart from batting, Lawrence can also bowl. Lawrence has taken three wickets in Test cricket. Lawrence is an off-spinner and recently took four wickets against Hobart in the Big Bash League.