Chairman of the Australian cricket team of the selectors George Bailey has given details that Marcus harris will come at no.1 position with David Warner in the Ashes series.
When it comes to the previous ICC World Test Championship Cycle, David Warner was one of the top performers for Australia. At the same time, Marcus Harris was given the award for his consistent performances in first-class cricket. The 29-year old has recorded three centuries in his last six four-day games. Selectors have taken into consideration the performance of these players in the last tournaments. Based on that, they have been chosen to be openers in the ashes tournament.
Speaking to the news media, George Bailey mentioned that Harris did not get the opportunity to prove himself, however, he has enough caliber to be a top performer in the Australian cricket team. The chairman of the selectors appreciated him for performing well in the first-class matches. Therefore, the team management will consider him and give him more opportunities even in test cricket.
“Harry’s had limited opportunities in the past, and he’s been in and out a bit, so we’d love nothing more than for him hopefully to get an opportunity to get an extended run at it,” George Bailey said.
“What we have liked is his consistency. He’s obviously been a prolific run-scorer at domestic level here, but we also love the fact he went overseas and had a great year for Leicester as well,” Bailey continued.
While George Bailey informed fans that the opening pair had been decided, he also mentioned that the number five spot in the Australian Test side was still open. The likes of Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, and Matthew Wade are in the race for that position.
While George Bailey revealed to his fans that not only the opening pair has been decided but also the number five spot has also been decided in the Australian Test.
“That No.5 spot is open, but we’re starting to get fairly close there,” Bailey added.
Australia will announce their Ashes squad soon
George Bailey signed off by saying that he and the other selectors were close to finalizing the Australian squad for the Ashes series. Visitors England have received a big boost ahead of the 5-Test series as their star all-rounder Ben Stokes is back in the squad.
It will be interesting to see which players make it to the home team’s squad for the series starting on December 8.
George Bailey ended his speech by saying that he and other selectors were about to finalize the Australian squad for the Ashes series. Visitors England have got a big boost ahead of the 5-Test series as their star all-rounder Ben Stokes is back in the squad.