Ashes: Strong Australia A team ready to face England

Updated: 29 October 2013 08:29 IST

The likes of Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh are looking to haunt England to make strong claims for a place in the national side.

Ashes: Strong Australia A team ready to face England
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Sydney:

England will face a powerful batting line-up when they take on Australia A in Hobart next week, with in-form Usman Khawaja eager to secure a return to the Test side for the Ashes.

The Pakistan-born batsman has another chance to stake his claim after struggling in the Ashes series in England earlier this year before re-discovering his touch in domestic one-day matches.

New South Wales all-rounder Moises Henriques skippers the XI with spin bowling all-rounder Glenn Maxwell as his vice-captain.

"We have struck a balance in what we think is the appropriate Australia A team to face England, while ensuring individuals have a solid preparation and chance to impress," said Australian selector John Inverarity.

"All of the top six batsmen have shown good form of late and will be looking to impress against a quality opposition as they strive for higher honours."

Shaun Marsh, who scored a century on his Test debut for Australia in 2011, will also be looking to impress in the four-day match starting on November 6.

Ali De Winter will coach the side with former England batsman Graeme Hick as his assistant.

England face a second string Western Australia chairman's XI in their opening tour match from Thursday in Perth due to clashes with domestic fixtures.

Australia A XI: Moises Henriques (capt), Glenn Maxwell (vice-capt), Trent Copeland, Ben Cutting, Alex Doolan, Callum Ferguson, Jon Holland, Usman Khawaja, Michael Klinger, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine

Topics : Australia England West Indies Sri Lanka Simon Katich Cricket Moises Henriques Shaun Marsh Usman Khawaja Pat Cummins
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