Australia A captain Usman Khawaja believes Michael Clarke's men can win the next two Tests and clinch the five-match Ashes series and there is no need to "chop and change" the current team which went down by eight wicket to England in the third Test at Edgbaston.
Ian Bell, under enormous pressure after a poor run of form and promoted to number three in the order, answered his critics in emphatic fashion with a composed unbeaten 65 to steer England to victory in the third Ashes test on Friday.
Australia captain Michael Clarke said his side had been "playing with 10 players" as his lean spell with the bat continued during an eight-wicket defeat by England in the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.
Former Australian batsman and present national selector Mark Waugh believes England's remarkable turnaround in the Ashes series that has seen them rebound from a thumping to the brink of triumph in two days of cricket could owe much to their Australian coach Trevor Bayliss.
Former captain Ricky Ponting believes Australia were wrong to leave wicketkeeper Brad Haddin out of the team for the third Ashes test and says they will miss his experience when it starts at Edgebaston later on Wednesday.
England skipper Alastair Cook on Saturday created a dubious record for getting out most times in the nervous nineties at the Lord's. He was bowled by Mitchell Marsh at 96, in response to Australia's first Innings total of 566 runs in the second Ashes Test.
Australia's veteran batsman Michael Hussey on Wednesday said the upcoming Ashes series between hosts England and Australia will be a tough contest, adding that batsman Joe Root will be the key for the home side.
Australia have a huge hunger for an Ashes triumph in England, according to all rounder Shane Watson, while batsman Steve Smith believes this year`s series will not even be close if the tourists play to their potential.
Australia's World Cup winning pace bowler Josh Hazlewood has opted out of the 2015 edition of the Indian Premier League. According to reports, the 24-year-old has taken the decision to leave the cash-rich league to give himself enough chance to play in the summer's Ashes series and Frank Worrell Trophy in the winter.