Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

Victorious Australia bringing same squad to Perth

Australia's team celebrate after winning the second Ashes cricket test against England at the Adelaide Oval December 9, 2013. REUTERS/David GrayBy Ian Ransom ADELAIDE (Reuters) – Australia will take the same 12-man squad to Perth for the third Ashes test this week after humbling England by 218 runs to win the second match in Adelaide on Monday. Selector John Inverarity said in a statement that uncapped fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile and 12-test paceman Doug Bollinger would also be in Perth on standby and would train with the squad for the test match "should they be required." Australia fielded the same team in Adelaide that thrashed England by 381 runs in Brisbane, the first time in a year that the team has been unchanged for consecutive tests. Coach Darren Lehmann was reluctant to mess with a winning formula for the WACA, where their pacemen will hope to wreak maximum damage against a shell-shocked England side on a bouncy wicket.

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