Sport Selectors to pick Ashes XI on Wednesday

17:57  13 november  2017
17:57  13 november  2017 Source:   msn.com

Australia's Ashes team is ‘pretty well’ picked: Taylor

  Australia's Ashes team is ‘pretty well’ picked: Taylor Former Aussie captain backs Maxwell and Wade to play in the first TestFormer Australian cricket captain, Mark Taylor, believes Australia’s XI for the opening Ashes Test is “pretty well” settled.

Legendary Test gloveman Ian Healy has pleaded with national selectors to not repeat a mistake of the past by handing part-time wicketkeeper Cameron Bancroft the gloves for the first Magellan Ashes Test. Selectors met on Wednesday to pick Australia's squad for the Gabba Test and Bancroft

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.

Tubby reveals Australia's advantage .
Australia are a frightening prospect in the first Ashes Test match against England, and Mark Taylor says there's a good reason whyWith plenty of the focus being on the selection of the Australian side, the fact that Australia have enjoyed success at the venue shouldn't be ignored as they prepare to launch a pacey assault on the tourists.

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