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Ashes squads: Australia and England teams 2021-22

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Australia claimed the 2021-22 Ashes series 4-0 against England. Here are all the teams that were selected for the five Tests.

2021-2022 Ashes teams

Fifth Test

Australia England
David Warner 1. Rory Burns
Usman Khawaja 2. Zak Crawley
Marnus Labuschagne 3. Dawid Malan
Steve Smith (vc) 4. Joe Root (c)
Travis Head 5. Ben Stokes
Cameron Green 6. Ollie Pope
Alex Carey (wk) 7. Sam Billings (wk)
Pat Cummins (c) 8. Chris Woakes
Mitchell Starc 9. Ollie Robinson
Nathan Lyon 10. Mark Wood
Scott Boland 11. Stuart Broad

Fourth Test

Australia England
David Warner 1. Haseeb Hameed
Marcus Harris 2. Zak Crawley
Marnus Labuschagne 3. Dawid Malan
Steve Smith (vc) 4. Joe Root (c)
Usman Khawaja 5. Ben Stokes
Cameron Green 6. Jonny Bairstow
Alex Carey (wk) 7. Jos Buttler (wk, vc)
Pat Cummins (c) 8. Mark Wood
Mitchell Starc 9. Jack Leach
Scott Boland 10. Stuart Broad
Nathan Lyon 11. James Anderson

Third Test

Australia England
David Warner 1. Zak Crawley
Marcus Harris 2. Haseeb Hameed
Marnus Labuschagne 3. Dawid Malan
Steve Smith (vc) 4. Joe Root (c)
Travis Head 5. Ben Stokes
Cameron Green 6. Jonny Bairstow
Alex Carey (wk) 7. Jos Buttler (wk, vc)
Pat Cummins (c) 8. Ollie Robinson
Mitchell Starc 9. Mark Wood
Scott Boland* 10. Jack Leach
Nathan Lyon 11. James Anderson

Second Test

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Australia England
David Warner 1. Rory Burns
Marcus Harris 2. Haseeb Hameed
Marnus Labuschagne 3. Dawid Malan
Steve Smith (c) 4. Joe Root (c)
Travis Head (vc) 5. Ben Stokes
Cameron Green 6. Ollie Pope
Alex Carey (wk) 7. Jos Buttler (wk, vc)
Mitchell Starc 8. Chris Woakes
Michael Neser 9. Ollie Robinson
Jhye Richardson 10. Stuart Broad
Nathan Lyon 11. James Anderson

First Test

Australia England
David Warner 1. Rory Burns
Marcus Harris 2. Haseeb Hameed
Marnus Labuschagne 3. Dawid Malan
Steve Smith (vc) 4. Joe Root (c)
Travis Head 5. Ben Stokes
Cameron Green 6. Ollie Pope
Alex Carey (wk) 7. Jos Buttler (wk, vc)
Pat Cummins (c) 8. Chris Woakes
Mitchell Starc 9. Ollie Robinson
Nathan Lyon 10. Mark Wood
Josh Hazlewood 11. Jack Leach

2021-22 Ashes squad news

Australia

Despite relatively poor preparation, Australia performed impressively in the First Test with Dave Warner and Marnus Labuschagne making good first innings scores before Travis Head stole the show with a wonderful 152 that took the game away from England.

They then claimed the second Test by 275 runs despite new captain Pat Cummins being ruled out on match eve after becoming a COVID-19 close contact, with Jhye Richardson’s final day five-wicket haul breaking through a last-ditch England effort.

Alex Carey made his debut and could hardly have wished for a better start to his Australian career. He took eight catches and in doing so set a new record for the most by a male player on their Test debut, before another strong showing in Adelaide.

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Unfortunately both Warner and Josh Hazlewood have picked up injuries during the victory. Warner was hit by a rising ball by Ben Stokes in the first innings and sat out much of the Test with bruised ribs while Josh Hazlewood’s side strain ruled him out of both the second and third Tests. Jhye Richardson and Michael Neser made their Test debuts in Adelaide.

Australia opted to retain their initial Ashes squad after the second Test for the remainder of the series, with only Scott Boland added as fast-bowling cover.

He was then shockingly named for his Test debut in the third Test, with Richardson ruled out, going on to pick up 6-7 in the second innings of Australia’s thumping win to be named player of the match.

Head’s unavailability for the fourth Test after testing positive to COVID-19 saw Usman Khawaja replace him in Sydney. Josh Inglis, Nic Maddinson and Mitchell Marsh have been drafted into the squad in case more players test positive.

Khawaja went on to score stellar twin centuries on his Test return to leave himself all but certain of retaining his spot for the fifth Test, while putting pressure on opener Marcus Harris after another middling match.

Australia squad: Scott Boland, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis (wk), Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Nic Maddinson, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Neser, Jhye Richardson, Steve Smith (vc), Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner.

Additional Australia A players: Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Henry Hunt, Matt Renshaw, Mark Steketee, Bryce Street.

England

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England’s selection has raised eyebrows in both their first two Test, having first omitted veterans Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson from the first Test, then playing without a specialist spinner in Adelaide.

Four changes were made for the third Test; spinner Jack Leach and quick Mark Wood were recalled for Chris Woakes and Stuart Broad, opener Zak Crawley came in for Rory Burns, and Jonny Bairstow was included at the expense of Ollie Pope.

Stuart Broad returned for the rested Ollie Robinson in Sydney, where several England players, most notably Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler, suffered injuries. Buttler has already headed home with a broken finger, with uncapped backup gloveman Sam Billings the favourite for a shock Test debut in Hobart.

England squad:Joe Root (captain), Ben Stokes, James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

2019 Ashes teams

Fifth Test

England Australia
Rory Burns 1. David Warner
Joe Denly 2. Marcus Harris
Joe Root (c) 3. Marnus Labuschagne
Ben Stokes 4. Steve Smith
Jonny Bairstow (wk) 5. Matthew Wade
Jos Buttler 6. Mitchell Marsh
Sam Curran 7. Tim Paine (c, wk)
Chris Woakes 8. Pat Cummins
Jofra Archer 9. Peter Siddle
Jack Leach 10. Nathan Lyon
Stuart Broad 11. Josh Hazlewood

Fourth Test

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England Australia
Rory Burns 1. David Warner
Joe Denly 2. Marcus Harris
Joe Root (c) 3. Marnus Labuschagne
Jason Roy 4. Steve Smith
Ben Stokes 5. Travis Head
Jonny Bairstow (wk) 6. Matthew Wade
Jos Buttler 7. Tim Paine (c, wk)
Craig Overton 8. Pat Cummins
Jofra Archer 9. Mitchell Starc
Stuart Broad 10. Nathan Lyon
Jack Leach 11. Josh Hazlewood

Third Test

England Australia
Rory Burns 1. David Warner
Jason Roy 2. Marcus Harris
Joe Root (c) 3. Usman Khawaja
Joe Denly 4. Marnus Labuschagne
Ben Stokes 5. Travis Head
Jonny Bairstow (wk) 6. Matthew Wade
Jos Buttler 7. Tim Paine (c, wk)
Chris Woakes 8. James Pattinson
Jofra Archer 9. Pat Cummins
Stuart Broad 10. Nathan Lyon
Jack Leach 11. Josh Hazlewood

Second Test

England Australia
Rory Burns 1. David Warner
Jason Roy 2. Cameron Bancroft
Joe Root (c) 3. Usman Khawaja
Joe Denly 4. Steve Smith
Ben Stokes 5. Travis Head
Jos Buttler 6. Matthew Wade
Jonny Bairstow (wk) 7. Tim Paine (c, wk)
Chris Woakes 8. Pat Cummins
Jofra Archer 9. Peter Siddle
Stuart Broad 10. Nathan Lyon
Jack Leach 11. Josh Hazlewood

First Test

England Australia
Rory Burns 1. David Warner
Jason Roy 2. Cameron Bancroft
Joe Root (c) 3. Usman Khawaja
Joe Denly 4. Steve Smith
Jos Buttler 5. Travis Head
Ben Stokes 6. Matthew Wade
Jonny Bairstow (wk) 7. Tim Paine (c, wk)
Moeen Ali 8. Pat Cummins
Chris Woakes 9. James Pattinson
Stuart Broad 10. Peter Siddle
James Anderson 11. Nathan Lyon
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