Australia announce Squad for Boxing Day Test vs Pak

Australia’s selectors keep digging deep into the youth ranks. Mitchell Marsh has been snubbed to make way for his Western Australia team-mate Hilton Cartwright for the Boxing Day Test squad as all-round cover for a bowling attack heavily fatigued by their recent Gabba duties.

Cartwright, who had as of now been incorporated into the Chappell-Hadlee ODI squad to confront New Zealand yet did not play, is an allrounder whose temperances have been pushed by the interval selector Greg Chappell specifically, as a major aspect of the formative Cricket Australia XI that initially played in the Matador Cup two summers back.

Last season he got promoted to the Western Australia state side and performed unequivocally with the bat in the Sheffield Shield, something he has went down this season to normal 44.50 crosswise over 16 top of the line matches. His rocking the bowling alley record is less remarkable, with a vocation count of 15 top notch wickets at 41.93 and just four wickets at 74.75 in the present Shield battle.

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However, the acting choice director Trevor Hohns underlined the longing for a batting allrounder to have a spot in the main six, a part Marsh has been not able satisfactorily fill after some time. The choice likewise implies the occupant No.6, Nic Maddinson, could confront the hatchet after three Test innings of 0, 1 and 4 in Adelaide and Brisbane.

Australia Squad for Boxing Day Test: David Warner, Matt Renshaw, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith (capt), Peter Handscomb, Nic Maddinson, Hilton Cartwright, Matthew Wade (wk), Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Jackson Bird, Chadd Sayers

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