England blasted for Ashes scapegoat choices

With AAP

The England cricket selectors have been slammed for their choices in dropping three players from the Ashes Test squad for their upcoming Test series against New Zealand.

The under-fire team will retain James Vince and Mark Stoneman despite lacklustre performances in their 4-0 Ashes series loss.

Instead, Gary Ballance, Jake Ball and Tom Curran missed selection, players who were barely seen in the horrendous trip to Australia.

Curran was unlucky to miss selection. Pic: Getty

Ballance did not feature in the Ashes, Ball featured only in the first Test and Curran was a late addition to the squad before turning out in Melbourne and Sydney.

Management's decision to only drop players who barely featured has not been missed by cricket fans and a former Australian cricket legend.