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Ed Joyce to replace Trescothick

November 15, 2006 15:14 IST

Irish-born batsman Ed Joyce has been called into the England Ashes squad on tour in Australia as a replacement for Marcus Trescothick.

The 28-year-old has played three one-day internationals for England but is uncapped at Test level.

He will join the 16-man squad in Adelaide on Friday after Trescothick quit the tour on Tuesday and returned home with a recurrence of a stress-related illness.

"As we already have other players in the squad who have experience of opening the innings we have decided to choose a replacement who will be able to cover a number of different positions within the order," England's chairman of selectors David Graveney said in a statement.

"Ed is a highly promising player who has performed well for Middlesex this season and I am sure he will be delighted to be part of an Ashes squad."

Joyce, a left-handed batsman, had been picked in England's Academy squad, who will train in Australia during the Ashes on standby.

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