Xavier Doherty the bolter in Australian Ashes squad

Tasmanian Cricketer Xavier Doherty - NSW v Tas...

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THE Ashes has become a circus. The selectors today named a 17-man squad for the first Test, beginning at Brisbane’s Gabba on Thursday week.

This is more than any overseas tour in living memory. Most overseas tours include 14 players, with Ashes tours extended to 15 or 16.

The biggest winner is modest Tasmanian left arm spinner Xavier Doherty, while the biggest loser is Phil Hughes, Australia’s regular batsman in waiting this past year, who has had a poor start to the season for NSW.

Full story: The Australian

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