Sunday, January 2, 2011

Khawaja, Beer named for Ashes finale!

Usman Khawaja and Michael Beer will acquire their aboriginal Test caps in the Ashes afterpiece at the Sydney Cricket Arena afterwards actuality called in the Australian XI by amateur captain Michael Clarke.

New South Wales batsman Khawaja replaces afflicted skipper Ricky Ponting at cardinal three in the agency with Western Australia spinner Michael Beer best as Australia's alone specialist tweaker.

Australia is atrocious to draw the alternation afterwards England's crushing innings and 257-run achievement in Melbourne put the tourists into an incontestable 2-1 advance and meant they would absorb the Ashes.

Beer was best in the band for the third Test in Perth, but Australia ran with four-man clip attacks there and at the MCG instead of allotment a specialist spinner.

Beer's alternative comes afterwards an abrasion to Ryan Harris and agency that called-up paceman Doug Bollinger will backpack the drinks at his home ground.

Clarke said the Test bout offered the befalling for a fresh alpha afterwards a black 2010 that culminated in the accident of the Ashes on home soil.

"There's been a lot of talking about the last month and not achieving the goals we set in India (last year)," he said.

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