Many had expected Holland to feature in the squad as a back-up spinner to Nathan Lyon however those responsibilities have been handed to Marnus Labuschagne.
Ali, 32, has already played in a home Ashes series once before and appeared to be the target of a pre-conceived Australian plan to attack the spinner.
The draw ensures that Australia will retain the Ashes as they lead the multi-format series 8-2.
The series is expected to feature both four-day games and one-day games as England Lions renew their rivalry with Australia A.
“Nathan has a lot to say a lot of the time, so for me you just take it with a pinch of salt. It might be a way of taking pressure off himself and his team.”
Australia have seen Shaun Marsh ruled out of their World Cup squad as he and Glenn Maxwell suffered injuries during a net session. The pair were taken to hospital for scans after the blows. Shaun Marsh, who has already been replaced in the squad by wicket-keeper batsman Peter Handscomb, suffered a fractured forearm after a […]
Australia’s Pat Cummins discusses importance of India series to Australia’s revival.
Australia have called Mitch Marsh into their World Cup squad as cover for Marcus Stoinis. The all-rounder is receiving treatment for a side strain picked up while bowling in the loss to India on Sunday. Stoinis managed to return at the death to bowl while dealing with the problem, but has not trained in the […]
AT ONE point this year, you could have made a strong case that Australia were barely worth calling dark horses to retain their title, such had been their lack of form since lifting the trophy on home soil. Yet from 2-0 down away in India, the Australians produced a dramatic turnaround to win 3-2 and […]
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