Paul Farbrace described England’s penultimate day of Ashes warm-ups as “mixed” – and he was right. The day dawned with causes for optimism in Australia’s squad for the first two Tests – a new-look top seven, a coach with a more recent hundred than the keeper, and no fifth bowler. England then racked up 515 and a first innings lead of 265, yet continued their worrying trend of collapsing by losing five for 38.
Surprise and anger from former Australia players and fans greeted reports that Tim Paine was to pip Peter Nevill to the wicketkeeper’s spot in Australia’s team for the first two Ashes Tests. Matt Renshaw, the 21-year-old opening batsman, is also due to be dropped from the squad who will be named in Brisbane at 10am local time (midnight UK time) on Thursday. Nevill lost his place to Matthew Wade last year but was widely expected to win a recall after Wade struggled with the bat and gloves.
Australia’s selectors have confirmed the remarkable, radical overhaul of their side for the first two Ashes Tests with Tim Paine and Shaun Marsh recalled, Matt Renshaw dropped, Peter Nevill overlooked and, in one final twist, Chadd Sayers called up as part of a 13-man squad. This means Australia are set to make six changes – a number unprecedented since the advent of World Series Cricket – to the XI that played their last Test, against Bangladesh in Chittagong in September.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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