Cricket Australia (CA) has announced its 15 member squad for the first two matches of the upcoming Ashes series. In this team, Usman Khawaja, who has been out of Test cricket for almost two years, has been brought back. Uncapped Michael Swepson has been included in the team as a backup spinner. Let us know how Australia’s team is for the first two matches.Head and Khawaja will compete for a place in the playing XI
Even though Khawaja has been able to make a comeback to the Test side after two years, he will have to face Travis Head for a place in the playing XI. He has made a great start this year as well. Usman Khawaja is also seen in fine touch. He has experience and is adept at batting in different positions.Richardson and Neser will be the backup fast bowlers
Michael Nesser, who recently suffered a hamstring injury, has returned to training and has been selected along with Jhye Richardson as a backup to the trio of Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood. “Before the start of the series,” Bailey said. Jhye Richardson is reaping the fruits of her focus on red-ball cricket. We know he has very good skills.”
Australia team for first two Ashes matches
Tim Paine, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnash Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, Jhye Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner.
This is the full schedule of Ashes
The Ashes series will begin on December 08 with the GABA Test. The second match will be played in Adelaide from December 16, which will be the only day-night Test of the series. After this, the Boxing-Day Test will be held in Melbourne from December 26. While the fourth and fifth Tests of the series will be played from January 05 and January 14, 2022 respectively. Let us tell you that the fourth Test will be played in Sydney and the last Test will be played in Perth.