Dom Sibley pulls out of England Lions squad | Sunday Observer

Dom Sibley pulls out of England Lions squad

24 October, 2021
Dom Sibley
Dom Sibley

Opener Dom Sibley has withdrawn from the England Lions squad for the tour of Australia this winter.

Last week the 26-year-old was named in the 14-strong squad, which will shadow the main England Ashes party.

But England say “after much thought and consideration” Warwickshire’s Sibley has decided to work on his batting at home this winter in a bid to regain a place in the Test team.

Yorkshire batter Harry Brook has been added to the Lions squad.

Sibley has played 22 Tests and has a batting average of 28.94, a figure which dropped to 19.77 in 2021.

He was dropped by England during the India series this summer, and earlier this month lost his central contract. (BBC Sport)