Former Australian cricketer Michael Hussey has given his blessing to the surprising Ashes selection of veteran player Chris Rogers, saying that his vast experience in English conditions will be an asset for Australia.
Australian wicket-keeping great Ian Healy has welcomed the return of new deputy Brad Haddin to the team as a selection for the Ashes squad, saying that Haddin has rightfully regained his preferred status.
Australian bowlers have reportedly selected England captain Alastair Cook as their main target in the back-to-back Ashes series, as they believe that the loss of England`s top batsman can see the their batting order stumble.
Former Australian opener Justin Langer has come out in support of discarded left-arm fast-bowler Mitchell Johnson, saying his international cricket career is far from over, following Johnson not making it for the Ashes tour in England.
England off spinner Graeme Swann has said he is feeling great after his successful elbow surgery that ruled him out of the Test series against New Zealand, adding he wants to make a comeback in the team as soon as possible.
An Indian-origin rookie Australian pace bowler has been tipped as a probable hope for the Ashes after an explosive start to his first-class career. He adapted well to the pressures of the Sheffield Shield.