Jimmy Peirson will join the Australia squad midway through the Ashes as a temporary replacement for Josh Inglis. Inglis is the back-up in the team for first-choice wicketkeeper Alex Carey but he is set to leave for Perth after the opening Test in Edgbaston on paternity leave. Peirson, the 30-year-old Queensland stumper, will link up with the squad ahead of the Lord’s Test while Inglis will return to the fold later in the series.
Peirson, who has over 3000 runs in first-class cricket at an average of 34.75, with six centuries, has fared well in the Sheffield Shield over the last three seasons. He also scored an unbeaten 128 turning up for Australia A in Sri Lanka, powering a chase of 370 in Hambantota. The consistent performances have earned him a call-up.
Australia will square off against India in the World Test Championship final at The Oval from June 7 to 11. The Ashes kicks off on June 16, with the fifth and final Test to be played from July 27.
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