Australia picked two 35-year-olds to plug an experience gap for its Ashes cricket series in England, choosing Brad Haddin as first-choice wicketkeeper and vice-captain, and recalling batsman Chris Rogers.
Australia cricket selectors named the following 16-man squad for the Ashes Test series against England starting July 10 in Nottingham, England:
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.
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.
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 took a 48-run lead over Sri Lanka on day two of their third cricket Test in Sydney as the home team seeks to sweep the series 3-0.
Australia recalled spin bowler Michael Beer and named two wicketkeepers in a 16-man squad for next month’s Test cricket series against the West Indies.
Australia recalled Mitchell Starc to a four-man fast bowling attack as it seeks to sweep Sri Lanka in their three-match Test cricket series.
Graeme Smith hit an unbeaten century and Morne Morkel took a five-wicket haul to lead South Africa’s fightback on day two of the second cricket Test against Australia in Adelaide.
Australia was frustrated by resistance from Sri Lanka’s batsmen and rain delays in its bid to win their series-opening cricket Test on the final day.