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VOTE: Which expert picked the better Ashes side?

We picked Australian XI's schoolyard style - who got it right? (Photo by Albert Perez - CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)
17th July, 2019

It’ll be one of the most interesting selection trials in recent memory for our Australian men’s cricket team, with Australia and Australia A set to face off next week.

With neither side actually named for the match just yet, we sent it back to the schoolyard and got Roar cricket expert David Schout and Roar editor Daniel Jeffrey to pick their Australian XI’s recess style.

Listen to the discussion:

The 25-man squad was lined up like hopeful schoolkids, and it was up to our experts to pick their players, one-by-one, to create the best possible line-up.

Who got it right?

David Schout’s XI No. Daniel Jeffrey’s XI
Marcus Harris 1 David Warner
Joe Burns 2 Cameron Bancroft
Marnus Labuschagne 3 Usman Khawaja
Steve Smith 4 Travis Head
Peter Handscomb 5 Kurtis Patterson
Matthew Wade 6 Will Pucovski
Alex Carey 7 Tim Paine (c)
Pat Cummins 8 James Pattinson
Mitchell Starc 9 Nathan Lyon
Peter Siddle 10 Jackson Bird
Jon Holland 11 Josh Hazlewood
Not picked: Mitchell Marsh, Michael Neser, Chris Tremain

You can vote on whose side you like better in the form below and we’ll reveal the results on the show next week!

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