Australia contracted 20 players to its national cricket teams in the 12 months from July, with recent Test squad members Steve Smith, Moises Henriques and Usman Khawaja among those to miss out.
Australia picked batsmen Ed Cowan and Shaun Marsh and recalled bowler Ben Hilfenhaus in a 13-man squad for next week’s series-opening cricket Test against India.
Australia left out Mitchell Johnson and recalled fast bowlers Peter Siddle and Ben Hilfenhaus for the opening cricket Test against Sri Lanka starting tomorrow, whose captain Mahela Jayawardene will step down next month.
Australia beat Sri Lanka by 137 runs in their series-opening cricket Test as Mitchell Starc and Peter Siddle took six wickets in the last session.
Australia routed India by an innings and 68 runs with a day to spare in the second cricket Test in Sydney to take a 2-0 lead in their four-match series.
Matthew Wade was picked ahead of Brad Haddin as Australia’s wicketkeeper for next week’s series- opening cricket Test against top-ranked South Africa.
India slumped to 117-6 at tea on day four of the first cricket Test against Australia in Melbourne after being set 292 to win.
Alastair Cook hit an unbeaten half- century to lift England to 167-3 in reply to Australia’s 280 on day two of the series-deciding Ashes cricket Test in Sydney.
Australia left out Mitchell Johnson and recalled fellow fast bowlers Peter Siddle and Ben Hilfenhaus for the series-opening cricket Test against Sri Lanka starting tomorrow in Hobart.
England will resume at 29-0 on day two of the third Ashes cricket Test after vindicating Andrew Strauss ’s decision to bowl first in Perth by dismissing Australia for 268.