Joyce called up to Ashes squad

Dubliner Ed Joyce has been called into England’s Ashes squad as a replacement for Marcus Trescothick. The 28-year-old only qualified to play for England last year and was selected ahead of Rob Key and Owais Shah. If he gets to play, Joyce will become only the fifth Irishman to play test cricket for England. Some may have problems with Joyce declaring for England but it really does seem to have been the only way for him to do his cricketing talent justice.

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