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“I hope to have a couple of caged tigers in this match. Ben Stokes is one and Stuart Broad is another,” said England assistant manager Graham Thorpe.

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Australian vice captain Steve Smith is surprised that England excluded Stuart Broad in two of the three Ashes Tests.

Australian vice captain Steve Smith is surprised that England excluded Stuart Broad in two of the three Ashes Tests.

England recalled “caged tiger” Stuart Broad for the fourth Ashes Test, giving him a chance to resolve his frustrations after a partial role in the series so far.

Broad admitted in his column in the paper over the weekend that his appearance in only one of his first three games was a major disappointment and he now has a chance to make his first impression at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Log in for Ollie Robinson, who is treating a shoulder problem, and will be tasked with raising the spirits of a team that is at a low level – 3-0 fewer and without four of their coaching staff due to a Covid epidemic. -19 in the field that finally seems to have come to an end.

Stuart Broad has been recalled for the fourth Ashes Test

Stuart Broad has been recalled for the fourth Ashes Test

Broad is England’s second-tallest player against Australia with 120, three behind Bob Willis and eight short of Sir Ian Botham, and the 35-year-old had hoped to make more of an impression on what is his eighth, and possibly, last smashes the old enemy.

Assistant coach Graham Thorpe took command of team selection alongside captain Joe Root in the absence of isolator Chris Silverwood, and suggested that both Broad and all-rounder Ben Stokes were irritated by the prospect of returning to the field.

Unlike Broad, Stokes has always been featured in the series, but has yet to summon his best form with bat or ball having only recently returned from a five-month hiatus.

“I hope to have a couple of caged tigers in this game. Ben is one and Stuart Broad is another,” Thorpe said.

Ben Stokes compared to a

Ben Stokes compared to a “caged tiger”

“I was in contact with Spoons (Silverwood) throughout the duration of the team selection and was kept in the know. Joe and I, being down, were able to assess the surface and our bowlers and it seemed to me a risk taking it with a couple of guys who bring problems. So it was right to bring Stuart back. “

Robinson is England’s best wicket player and the most used bowler on the tour, taking nine scalps to 26 over the course of 87.2 overs. But the workload was starting to take its toll, with a brief hamstring scare in Melbourne and now shoulder wear.

Chris Woakes is also battling a shoulder problem, leaving Broad as the obvious solution.

This leaves England with a long tail, however, but any temptation to favor Dom Bess over fellow spinner Jack Leach, due to the top serve, was rejected.

Stuart Broad will replace Ollie Robinson

Stuart Broad will replace Ollie Robinson

Meanwhile the top seven have been kept following a disastrous show in the 68 all out, leaving Rory Burns and Ollie Pope on the outside and Dan Lawrence awaiting a first appearance of the trip.

In the absence of a full compliment from specialist coaches – other than Silverwood, England is without their bowling pace leader Jon Lewis, mentor Jeetan Patel and strength and conditioning consultant Darren Veness – Thorpe has prioritized relaxation. and prepare the team.

“I had to let them off (the leash) a little bit, enjoy what they were doing, have fun, take that tension off the body,” she said.

“These are normal things, just talk to them, make sure they are in the right frame of mind or encourage them to go to the beach and go for a swim. I encourage them to keep their faith.

“You can be knocked down sometimes in life and you have to get up. There are no hiding places. You have to keep getting up, clear your head, keep this belief.”

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