Cricket Australia has named 26 players in a squad for a possible limited-overs tour of England later this year, which includes an uncapped trio.
Yes, we’ve had some T20s but, if you ask us, the summer of cricket doesn’t truly begin until the first red ball gets bowled at the Gabba.
Fortunately, that moment is not too far off, with Australia set to host Pakistan in the first Test of the new season on Thursday.
It’s an interesting summer coming up for the Australian side who, despite a strong Cricket World Cup and some Ashes success, still find themselves surrounded by plenty of question marks regarding form and selection.
We were joined on the Game of Codes podcast by Roar cricket expert Glenn Mitchell to preview it all.
Listen to the discussion in the player above.
We start with a look at some of the more contentious inclusions in the first Test squad. How long will the likes of Joe Burns and Travis Head be given to prove themselves with the baggy green? If they fail to fire, who’s most likely to steal their spot in the side?
Then, we move on to our bold calls for the summer of cricket ahead, as well as making a call on what the pass mark is for the Aussies this season.