Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Marcus Harris to open batting with David Warner in Ashes confirms selector – Latest Cricket News

Australian batsman Marcus Harris will open the innings with David Warner in the Ashes series against England. Cricket Australia (CA) chief of selectors George Bailey gave this information on Thursday. Queensland captain Usman Khawaja was also in the race but CA has decided to go with Harris. Will be able to play in Pucovsky’s first Test. Pukowski could miss the first Test due to a concussion. Harris has done exceptionally well for Victoria over the past three summers.

Harris scored a century against Victoria in the Sheffield Shield tournament against New South Wales this season. “Harry has had limited opportunities in the past and he’s been in and out a bit, so we’re giving him this opportunity,” Bailey told Radio RSN. What we liked is their consistency. He has been a prolific run-scorer here at the domestic level. Bailey said that Australia’s batting line-up is set to take the number five spot as well. “The number five position is also open for him.

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The five-match Ashes series between Australia and England is to begin in Brisbane from December 8. Australia retained the Ashes series. The last series between the two teams was a 2-2 draw in England in 2019.

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