Australia included veteran Usman Khawaja and middle-order batsman Travis Head in their squad for the first two. After the unexpected retirement of. James Pattinson last month, Michael Neser. 15-man squad as back-ups for. Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, and Josh Hazlewood’s fast-bowling assault. David Warner, fresh off his heroics in helping Australia win the T20 World Cup on Sunday.
Appears to be on the verge: George Bailey, the chief selector, ahead of the first Test on December 8 in Brisbane.
For instance, He continued, “It includes a combination of veteran, proven performers and emerging, developing talent.”
The series proceeds to Melbourne, Sydney, and Perth after the second Test, a day-night encounter in Adelaide on December 16. Australia has maintained the Ashes after a 2-2 draw in the 2019 series in England.
Therefore, At three and four, Marnus Labuschagne and. Steve Smith are assured. Leaving Khawaja and. Head to compete for the number five spot after Wade was dropped.
Khawaja hasn’t played a Test since the 2019 series in England. But it was difficult to overlook him after scoring. 404 runs at an average of 67.33 in the domestic Sheffield Shield this season, including two centuries.
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