Haseeb Hameed
Haseeb Hameed and Rory Burns are the only England batters to have spent competitive time in the middle on tour

England’s Ashes preparation took a further blow as the first day of their four-day intra-squad warm-up match was washed out without a ball being bowled.

Only 29 overs were possible across three days in England’s first warm-up last week because of rain.

More bad weather is forecast for the remainder of their four-day match in Brisbane.

England have no other warm-up matches before the first Test begins at the Gabba on 8 December.

Australia are also due to play their only Ashes warm-up – another intra-squad match against Australia A – in Brisbane on Wednesday.

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