Bradford District batter Harry Brook has headed home from England's Test tour of India for personal reasons and will not be returning.

The 24-year-old, born in Keighley, left the squad, currently in Dubai preparing for the start of the first Test on Thursday, with immediate effect yesterday, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed.

"The Brook family respectfully requests privacy during this time. In light of this, the ECB and the family kindly request the media and the public to respect their wish for privacy and refrain from intruding on their private space," said an ECB statement.

England's selectors later confirmed Surrey's Dan Lawrence as a replacement for Brook, who was raised in Burley-in-Wharfedale, on the tour.

Twenty-six-year-old Lawrence has previously featured in Test squads under head coach Brendon McCullum but has not played for England since the West Indies tour of 2022.

Potential options from the England Lions squad had been captain Josh Bohannon, who scored a century against India A last week, while other middle-order players including James Rew and Dan Mousley have been overlooked.

In the short term, for the first Test, they may now play both wicket-keepers, Braford-born Jonny Bairstow and Surrey stalwart Ben Foakes, rather than having to choose between the two.