Sport Selectors to pick Ashes XI on Wednesday

17:57  13 november  2017
17:57  13 november  2017 Source:   MSN

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The fate of Australia’s Ashes aspirants will be decided when selectors meet on Wednesday , with Matthew Renshaw’s achievements in the baggy green likely to help him hold onto a spot in the XI . Coach Darren Lehmann and captain Steve Smith made it clear a long time ago that two spots were up

The teams will also play each other in five one-day internationals. Australia coach Darren Lehmann and fellow selectors Trevor Hohns and Greg Chappell will name their Ashes squad in November. Pick your Ashes XI .

Matt Renshaw gestures to the crowd after being dismissed by Imran Khan of Pakistan during Day 2 of the Third Test match between Australia and Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. © AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts Matt Renshaw gestures to the crowd after being dismissed by Imran Khan of Pakistan during Day 2 of the Third Test match between Australia and Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. The fate of Australia's Ashes aspirants will be decided when selectors meet on Wednesday, with Matthew Renshaw's achievements in the baggy green likely to help him hold onto a spot in the XI.

Incumbent opener Renshaw has come under increasing scrutiny in recent weeks, with Monday's knock of 16 meaning he has managed 69 runs from five digs in the current Sheffield Shield season.

"Like everybody he would have liked more runs so far in the season we've had here but we know what he can do. He's obviously got a good chance of playing," selector Mark Waugh told reporters at Triple M's season launch.

The nine Test lives of batsman Shaun Marsh .
Shaun Marsh has played 23 Tests across eight chances as an Australian player, but will have a chance to add to that tally in his ninth life during the Ashes.1.

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