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REVEALED: The XI you voted for in last week's schoolyard pick-a-team

David Warner and Steve Smith of Australia. (Photo by Harry Trump-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)
22nd July, 2019

A mouth-watering selection trial for this year’s Ashes series gets underway tonight, with the ‘Graeme Hick XII’ taking on the ‘Brad Haddin XII’ locking horns.

Hick and Haddin picked their teams schoolyard style, but just last week we had Roar cricket expert David Schout and Roar editor Daniel Jeffrey do exactly the same and we got you, the readers, to vote on the winner!

These were the teams they picked.

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

Listen to the result!

These are the sides who’ll take to the field tonight (our time).

Graeme Hick’s XII No. Brad Haddin’s XII
Joe Burns 1 David Warner
Cameron Bancroft 2 Marcus Harris
Steve Smith (c) 3 Kurtis Patterson
Peter Handscomb 4 Travis Head (c)
Matthew Wade 5 Marnus Labuschagne
Mitchell Marsh 6 Will Pucovski
Tim Paine (c) 7 Alex Carey
Michael Neser 8 Pat Cummins
James Pattinson 9 Mitchell Starc
Jackson Bird 10 Peter Siddle
Chris Tremain 11 Josh Hazlewood
Nathan Lyon 12 Jon Holland

Who has the most to prove? Which Ashes spots are actually up for grabs? We got David and Daniel back on the Game of Codes podcast to discuss.


Visit our Game of Codes hub to catch the full episode and be sure to subscribe and review on iHeartRadio, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or wherever else you’re listening.