As we head into the Aussie summer of cricket and the Test series against Pakistan at the Gabba starting tomorrow, we look at our squad’s form in the lead up to the series.
The Australian top order was humiliated in the most recent Ashes series and continues to pose a problem for Australian coach Justin Langer and the board of selectors. All of the opening batsmen looked lost in English conditions but will be looking find form back on home soil.
Despite averaging just 9.5 in the 5-match Ashes series, David Warner gets the nod and will be partnered at the Gabba by Joe Burns who will make his return after being left our of the tour. Cameron Bancroft is the alternative option, selected in the squad ahead of Marcus Harris, but he will be on the sidelines at the Gabba according to Langer.