Warne picks his Australia squad for Ashes
Australia’s great Shane Warne took to his official Twitter handle to pick his Australia squad for the first test of the upcoming 2019 Ashes series. Warne picked the key members of Australia’s World Cup squad.
David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc are some of the players who made the cut in Warne’s team.
Meanwhile, batsmen Marcus Harris, Travis Head and Matthew Wade are also picked by Warne in his playing XI led by Tim Paine from the front. The pace battery has enough firepower to boast team’s brigade as James Pattinson and Josh Hazlewood feature in the team.
“And here’s my Aussie Ashes team/squad for the 1st test.
David Warner, Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine, James Pattinson, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc / Josh Hazlewood
Plus in Squad. Alex Carey, Jhye Richardson, Cameron Bancroft, Mitchell Marsh & Will Pucovski,” Shane Warne tweeted.
And here’s my Aussie Ashes team/squad for the 1st test.
Starc / Hazlewood
Plus in Squad. A Carey, J Richardson, C Bancroft, M Marsh & W Pucovski
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) July 22, 2019
On the contrary, England will be looking forward to completing a historic double this summer in the wake of their World Cup triumph with victory in the Ashes.
It is cognisance of the fact that Joe Root’s side were smashed 4-0 by Australia 18 months ago but will be highly motivated by their recent success at home against the Aussies and also having won the last four series held in England.
The first of five-match Test series starts at Edgbaston on August 1, before the teams lock horns with each other at Lord’s, Headingley, Old Trafford and The Oval.