Harry Brook, citing personal reasons, has decided to leave the England squad during their India tour. This is due to his recent call-up to the team, which he felt was the best decision for him. Due to personal reasons, Harry Brook has chosen to depart from the England squad while they are on their tour in India. This decision was made after he received a call-up to join the team, as he believed it was in his best interest.
Harry Brook is returning home from the English training camp prior to the Test series in India due to personal circumstances. Dan Lawrence from Surrey has been selected to join the team as a replacement and is anticipated to join the group within the next day.
The England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed that Brook will depart from the squad in the United Arab Emirates, where they have been getting ready for the first Test on Thursday. The 24-year-old may join the tour again at a later time.
The ECB stated that the Brook family is asking for privacy at this time. They kindly request that the media and the public respect their desire for privacy and refrain from intruding on their personal space.
Lawrence is currently competing in the UAE for the International League T20 and had a successful season in white-ball cricket last year. In the Hundred tournament, he was the second highest scorer for London Spirit, amassing 151 runs at a strike rate of 164.13. In the T20 Blast, he was the third highest scorer for Essex with 386 runs at a strike rate of 153.2. Although his former team made it to the final, they ultimately lost to Somerset.
Lawrence has not featured in a Test for England since March 2022 against West Indies. The 26-year-old scored 91 at Bridgetown in the second Test but otherwise struggled for runs.
Instead of having to pick one of the two wicketkeepers, England could consider playing both Jonny Bairstow and Ben Foakes in the first Test in India.
Some possible choices from the England Lions team included captain Josh Bohannon, who recently achieved a century against India A, but other players in the middle-order like James Rew and Dan Mousley were not selected.