Bolter staring at Ashes debut as Aussies add to squad

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Australia whitethorn person different Test debutant to trot retired connected Boxing Day aft adding bowler Scott Boland to the squad.

The Victorian right-arm paceman comes successful and joins chap quicks Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Michael Neser, and Jhye Richardson successful the 16-player group.

Neser and Richardson some played successful Adelaide successful spot of Cummins and Hazlewood, who are rated among the apical 4 Test bowlers successful the world.

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But Boland is present a accidental of debuting astatine his location ground, the MCG, connected Sunday.

"Boland has been grooming with the squad successful Adelaide and joins the squad portion the aesculapian squad assesses the accelerated bowling radical pursuing the 2nd Test victory," Cricket Australia said.

Scott Boland during the Tour Match betwixt Australia A and England Lions. (Getty)

Most recently, Boland took 2 wickets for Australia A against the Brisbane Lions successful the circuit lucifer successful Brisbane.

But his Sheffield Shield signifier is outstanding. This play he's taken 15 wickets successful 2 matches for Victoria astatine a phenomenal mean of conscionable 10.

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He was besides the 2018-19 Shield subordinate of the summer.

The 32-year-old has played one-day and T20 cricket for Australia., but is yet to gain his baggy green.

He averages 26.03 successful first-class cricket for Victoria but his grounds successful Melbourne is peculiarly strong.

Cummins volition instrumentality to the line-up aft a COVID-19 adjacent interaction ruined his Adelaide match, but determination remains important uncertainty implicit Hazlewood, who injured a bowling musculus during the archetypal Test.

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