Cricket legend Shane Warne says who he’d start on Australia’s Ashes tour of England.
With growing problems in the Australian Test camp, one of their greatest ever players, Shane Warne, thinks an overhaul the squad is needed before the Ashes this summer.
The former leg-spinner, who claimed over 700 Test wickets, says Australia need specialists when they play England in the Ashes series and therefore changes need to be made to the current Starting XI.
“My team for the first Ashes Test on July 10 would have five or six changes from the India series,” Warne wrote in his Telegraph column.
“David Warner and Shane Watson should open. Watto is hurting right now but I would like to see him be mature enough to return to the fold.”
Warne is referring to Watson’s expulsion from the team on Monday for disciplinary reasons.
However the 31-year-old has since said that he would like to return to the Test side after the India series.
If Warne had his way then Ed Cowan, Phil Hughes, Glen Maxwell, Peter Siddle and Xavier Doherty would all miss out on making the side, despite all of them playing Australia’s last Test against India.
The former Test player would introduce Shaun Marsh, Callum Ferguson, James Faulkner, James Coulter-Nile and James Pattinson to replace those players, although the legendary bowler thinks Australia shouldn’t rush into any definite decisions just yet.
“Australia have time to get it right before the first Ashes Test. Injured players will come back such as Ryan Harris, Josh Hazelwood and Pat Cummins,” Warne continued.
Australia will play the third match of the current series against India in Mohali on Thursday.