Sydney. Australia has included wicketkeeper Jimmy Pearson in the Ashes team as a cover for backup wicketkeeper Josh Inglis.
England will return home for the birth of their first child after the first Test. Alex Curry is Australia’s first choice wicket-keeper for the World Test Championship final and the five-Test Ashes series against India.
Inglis has been selected as his backup. Inglis will return to Perth after the first Ashes Test and will be replaced by Pearson, who has played 65 first-class matches, before the second Test.