England leg spinner Mason Crane will make his debut in the fifth and final Ashes Test against Australia this week after all-rounder Chris Woakes was ruled out of the match by injury, captain Joe Root said on Wednesday. The 27-year-old's enforced absence will be the only change to Root's side for the Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), which starts on Thursday. "He's going to miss this week and it's a great opportunity for Mason to come in and make his debut." He's right up for international cricket and he's not someone who's going to back down. On this surface, he's going to be a really good option.
Source: dna January 03, 2018 04:52 UTC