Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan (Image Credit: Twitter)

Former England cricketer Michael Vaughan was surprised with Mitchell Marsh’s name missing from Australia’s squad for the Ashes after the latter’s exploits in the T20 World cup 2021. The all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has played 32 Tests so far after making his test debut in 2014, and he last played in 2019 in the longer format.

Mitchell Marsh was in terrific form ahead of the T20 World Cup 2021, and he continued his good run of form in the tournament as well. He played one of the most crucial innings of his life with an unbeaten 77 off just 50 balls in the finals against New Zealand. With four sixes and six fours in the innings, Marsh ensured that Australia won the title convincingly.

Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan (Image Credit: Twitter)

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Michael Vaughan Feels Mitchell Marsh Should Have Been Included

Michael Vaughan tweeted on Twitter, seeing the Australia squad making a note that he was surprised by Mitchell Marsh not being a part of the Ashes squad. Marsh is however included in Australia A squad that will play an intrasquad game against Australia ahead of the Ashes.

“Really surprised Mitch Marsh isn’t included … !!” Michael Vaughan tweeted

Australia has played Cameron Green as the all-rounder in the series against India, and he did well at times with some crucial half-centuries. He can also bowl some medium pace and will add the same value that Mitchell Marsh could add to the side. However, Marsh, with his experience, would have been a better choice, and he can also be a lot more effective with the ball than Green.

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Australia Test Squad For Ashes 2021-22 

Australia has recalled Usman Khawaja back into the test side after his excellent domestic form recently, and the left-hander has been impressive in previous tours as well.

Tim Paine (C), Pat Cummins (VC), Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, Jhye Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner

Australia A players:

Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Henry Hunt, Josh Inglis, Nic Maddinson, Mitchell Marsh, Matt Renshaw, Mark Steketee, Bryce Street

The Ashes test starts on December 8 at the Gabba Stadium that has served as a fortress for Australia.

Usman Khawaja
Usman Khawaja. Image credits- Twitter

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