Young quick Jhye Richardson and all-rounders Mitch Marsh and Glenn Maxwell should be picked for Australia’s tour of South Africa next month as the Aussies prepare for the 2020 World Cup.
Australia may have succumbed to England – who went on to win the Cricket World Cup – in the semi-finals, but we all know the whole tournament was just a warmup for The Ashes, right?
With the most storied series in Cricket history set to write a new chapter in just a few short weeks’ time, the World Cup actually served as an important audition period for several players ahead of the five-Test series.
So, who put their hands up for an Ashes gig? Who threw their spot away?
The Cricket World Cup special episode of Game of Codes saw Roar NRL expert Glenn Mitchell hop on to have a look at how Australia’s World Cup campaign should really be rated, as well as which players have put their hands up for an Ashes gig.
Listen to the discussion:
This year’s Ashes series will be the first international Test matches Steve Smith and David Warner have played since they were suspended during last year’s tour of South Africa.
Their spots are assured ahead of the all-important fixture, but who will be joining them?