Eng vs Aus 2023 – Jimmy Peirson earns Ashes call as a temporary replacement for Josh Inglis

Queensland wicketkeeper Jimmy Peirson has been called up to Australia’s Ashes squad to replace Josh Inglis, who will miss part of the tour.

Peirson will join the tour ahead of the second Test at Lord’s with Inglis due to return home for the birth of his first child. Inglis will return to the squad at a later date.

Peirson’s call-up is a reward for three very consistent Sheffield Shield seasons – since the start of the 2020-21 season he has made 1337 runs at 37.13 with five hundred.

He also represented Australia A on two tours, completing an unbeaten century in Sri Lanka last year. He also trained with the main force in recent weeks.

Peirson would still need an Alex Carey injury to earn a test spot, but he’s one step closer now. Speaking to ESPNcricinfo last year, Peirson said he knew the competition for wicketkeeper spots was tough but wanted to make sure he left no stone unturned to continue his cause.

“Obviously there’s an away Ashes game next summer. I’d love to come to England and play some sort of cricket,” he said. “I played Premier League cricket several years ago, but I would like to experience these conditions again and develop my game further.

“If I’m not playing Test cricket it would be a frustration, but all I can do when I’m done is sit in my armchair and know I’ve done everything I could.”

Most of Australia’s squad will depart for the UK on Friday ahead of the World Test Championship final against India on June 7. They will spend a few days in the North West of England before moving to London to begin training.

Their final 15-player roster for the final is due to be confirmed on Sunday, with Josh Hazlewood’s fitness being the main issue.