Australia have made a surprise selection for fifth Ashes Test, with Mitchell Marsh getting named in the 12-man squad for the final Ashes fixture at The Oval.
Travis Head doesn’t find a place in the squad. “The reason Travis isn’t playing is we felt we needed extra bowling after a long series,” explained skipper Tim Paine.
“He’s disappointed he’s not playing. No doubt he’s in the top six or seven batsmen in this county,” added Paine.
AUSTRALIA’s 12-MAN SQUAD FIFTH ASHES TEST: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Mitch Marsh, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine (c, wk), Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Mitch Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood