Australia’s national selectors have rolled out no improvements to the 15-man crew for the three leftover Ashes Tests in Melbourne, Sydney and Hobart. Ordinary chief Pat Cummins and individual quick bowler Josh Hazlewood will re-join the crew on Thursday (December 23) in front of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.
There were gentle worries over the quick bowling pair of Cummins and Hazlewood, who both missed the Day-Night Test in Adelaide. The previous was considered a nearby contact of somebody who tried positive for Covid-19 while Hazlewood had effectively been administered out of the game subsequent to supporting a gentle side strain in the triumph at Brisbane. Except if there’s resulting disease or injury, the two of them are relied upon to get back to the XI for the Melbourne Test.
In the interim, the unaltered crew is an impression of Australia’s predominant situation in the series. At the hour of composing, they are four wickets from going 2-0 up in the series. The main slight worry for the hosts has been the type of opener Marcus Harris, who has scored just 38 runs from four innings. He is, in any case, prone to hold his place for his home Test at the MCG despite the fact that Australia have the in-structure Usman Khawaja standing ready, in spite of being initially drafted into the crew for the No.5 job, which has since been secured by Travis Head.
Squad: Pat Cummins (c), Marcus Harris, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Jhye Richardson, Michael Neser, Mitchell Swepson.