Cricket News 14/11/02
Australian Cricket Board (ACB) Chief Executive Officer James Sutherland today announced that the National Selection Panel (NSP) has chosen a 12-man squad for the second Ashes Test match against England, beginning in Adelaide on 21 November.
The squad is:
The squad is unchanged from the one named for the first Orange Test in Brisbane, a match won by Australia by 384 runs.
Commenting on the chosen 12, Chairman of Selectors Trevor Hohns said: "There was the option to select two spinners in the squad but we have retained the same balance of attack we had in Brisbane.
"That balance, of three fast bowlers and one spinner in the final 11, has worked well for us in the past in most conditions and did the job well for us at the Gabba so we saw no reason to change that mix for this Test match.
The Test squad will assemble in Adelaide on Monday 18 November.
* In contrast to the situation in Brisbane, the player left out of the final 11 in Adelaide will stay with the squad and act as 12th man throughout the second Ashes Test match.
The decision on whether the 12th man stays with the starting 11 or returns to his State will be made by the ACB on a match-by-match basis.