Michael Clarke is fit, and ready for the contest, that is the jewel in the crown as far as Test Cricket is concerned, The Ashes.
Clarke will lead the team to England, as they look to win an Ashes series on English soil, for the first time since 2001!
The team that took on India in Australia last summer has been selected, along with Shaun Marsh, Fawad Ahmed, Adam Voges and Peter Nevill, who is a new inclusion.
Voges was a standout performer in Australia’s recent 2-0 Test series win over the West Indies, as they retained the Sir Frank Worrell Trophy.
Michael Clarke (c)
Steven Smith (vc)
England, meanwhile, have confirmed that the following players are in their training squad.
Alastair Cook will captain the side once more, with Joe Root his deputy.
England are fresh off a series against New Zealand, where they won the only Twenty20 contest, drew the Test Series 1-all, and won the ODI series, 3-2.
England (training squad)
Alastair Cook (c)
Joe Root (vc)
Australia’s tour gets underway tonight, with a tour match against Kent, ahead of the 1st Test in Cardiff on July 8.