The crew have been as a result of arrive in Hyderabad on Sunday, forward of the beginning of the primary Check on Thursday, however Brook will not be with the occasion having travelled house from the crew’s coaching camp within the UAE as an alternative.
The ECB mentioned in an announcement: “Harry Brook is about to return house with fast impact for private causes from the England Males’s Check tour of India. The Brook household respectfully requests privateness throughout this time. In mild of this, the ECB and the household kindly request the media and the general public to respect their want for privateness and chorus from intruding on their non-public house.”
Though formally dominated out of the whole tour, ESPNcricinfo understands that Brook may nonetheless return at a later date.
The lack of Brook comes as a big blow to England’s makes an attempt to grow to be the primary crew to win a Check sequence in India in additional than a decade. Since making his debut within the closing Check of the 2022 summer season, he has averaged 62.15, at a strike price of 91.76, from 12 appearances, with 4 tons of.
He was briefly promoted to No. 3 through the Ashes, after Ollie Pope suffered a series-ending shoulder harm, earlier than Moeen Ali moved up as a stopgap. Pope is match to return in India, which means England should rethink their center order.
England will practice on the Rajiv Gandhi Worldwide Stadium in Hyderabad on Monday, having spent the final ten days in Abu Dhabi acclimatising for the tour.