Pick Your Ashes Squad

By Aaron Callaghan

Everyone is a team selection expert across the sport they love despite never having played the game at any representative level and The Unsportsmen are no different, even worse you could say, more overbearing with our opinions than the average punters.

The Cricket Australia website has an Ashes team selector optimised for social media.


Here is my team. Please roast me in the comments.

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The third of the sandpaper trio Cameron Bancroft, makes his return for mine. Has seriously matured and been humbled as a
person from the whole experience and is batting with supreme patience which is a huge positive with our crumbly batting lineup that is 3 swinging Dukes balls away from a collapse at all times.

Khawaja in pending fitness.

James Pattinson makes his return to the test arena in my team. Pattinson is a proven performer and has been bowling extremely well lately, I completely understand it is the trendy picky to make which makes Josh Hazelwood an extremely unlucky waterboy.

What the crowd says.


UPDATE: Australia’s 2019 Ashes Squad

Picture courtesy ESPN Cricinfo

Picture courtesy ESPN Cricinfo

A few surprise inclusions from Justin Langer and the selectors - Michael Neser is included in the squad. Matthew Wade, James Pattinson and Cameron Bancroft all make their return to the squad.

Michael Neser bowled well in the intra-squad match whilst he probably won’t make his debut, he’ll be better for the experience.