The statement further mentioned that no replacement would be selected for the squad. With England trailing 0-2 in the series, another loss would result in their failure to reclaim the Ashes from Australia.

Pope hasn't been at his best in the two matches he played so far

In the previous four innings, Pope managed to score only 90 runs, averaging 22.50.

For the Headingley Test, starting on Thursday, July 7, England has not announced a replacement in the squad. However, Dan Lawrence, the reserve batter in the squad, is expected to fill in at the No.3 position in place of Ollie Pope.

Pope, who holds an average of 34.45 from 38 Tests, has previously encountered shoulder injuries, undergoing extended periods of rehabilitation after dislocating his left shoulder on two occasions. In the ongoing series, he has scored 90 runs in four innings, beginning the Test summer with a notable maiden double-century against Ireland at Lord's.

Following two closely contested defeats at Edgbaston and Lord's, England finds themselves trailing 0-2 in the Ashes series.