Shane Warnes Ashes Team

By Aaron Callaghan

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Shane Warne this week named his preferred Ashes team and its difficult to disagree with the greatest spin bowler of all time.

It is usually best practice to ignore Shane, not necessarily because he's wrong or ignorant or boring but rather because it has become tiresome trying to decipher what angle Shane is working. Hint - it's usually a new book. 

Below is Warney's Ashes XI  

1. David Warner
2. Joe Burns
3. Marcus Harris
4. Steve Smith
5. Travis Head
6. Marcus Stoinis
7. Tim Paine
8. Pat Cummins
9. Jhye Richardson
10. Nathan Lyon
11. Josh Hazlewood

Warney had me, he almost had me until he named Marcus Stoinis in the all rounder slot. The Unsportsmen are big fans of ‘Stoiny-boi’, however blooding him as a test all-rounder in England, against the 'Duke ball' is a recipe for disaster and on Warnes exclusion of Starc, well nothing more needs to be said -

Enough about Warney’s team, here is my best Ashes squad for this this years contest;

Bubba's Ashes XI

  1. Warner  

  2. Burns 

  3. Khawaja  

  4. Smith  

  5. Kurt Patterson  

  6. Head  

  7. Paine  

  8. Cummins  

  9. Starc

  10. Lyon  

  11. Hazelwood / Richardson  

  12. Squad: Maxwell / Harris / Renshaw 

Who’s in your Ashes squad? Comment below I’m interested to hear if my team is close to the mark.


Ashes squad