The England team has been seen wearing jerseys with different names than their own for Day 3 of the fifth Ashes 2023 Test. The Three Lions took this call to raise awareness about dementia. With these mismatched jerseys, Team England hopes to enlighten the audience regarding hardships suffered by those dealing with people affected by this mental condition.

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Talking about the England team, fast bowler James Anderson wore a jersey with Stuart Broad's name while Jonny Bairstow had a shirt with the name of the captain Ben Stokes on it. Whereas Moeen Ali had a shirt with the name of Chris Woakes, and so on.

Talking about this initiative, Ben Stokes addressed the importance of creating awareness about the condition as it takes away heartfelt memories from the affected. He said , “The Ashes is one of the great sporting contests, and over the years, it has produced so many amazing memories for me and millions more."

"As a team, we want to entertain and make many more memories for cricket fans up and down the country. But we know that dementia affects far too many people and has a terrible effect on them and their loved ones,” he further added.

Austalia leads the series 2-1 and have retained the Ashes this year. If they manage to win this matchm Australia would win its first Ashes series in England since 2001.  At the end of day 2, Steve Smith’s patient 71 helped Australia reach 295 in reply to England’s 283 and a ninth-wicket partnership of 49 between Pat Cummins and Todd Murphy edged the tourists ahead.