Cameron Bancroft's Test debut confirmed

England all-rounder Ben Stokes could join the squad for the third test in Perth next month if he's not charged by police

Ground staff takes a stunning catch during the CA XI v England game

"Tim was identified as an global player a long time ago and has always been renowned as a very good gloveman", Hohns said.

Melbounre: Australia appear confused by picking wicketkeeper Tim Paine for the Ashes squad against England as he is not even the first choice selection for his state side, retired leg-spinning great Shane Warne said on Friday.

Former Australian Test cricketer John Hastings can't see how selectors looked past the country's top two keepers, praising Nevill with a huge compliment.

Bancroft, who turns 25 on Sunday, is also in form, hitting a sparkling 228 not out in a Shield match against South Australia this week. "I think Australia's bowlers are excellent".

Scores of 76 not out and 86 against an attack featuring Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon rocketed Bancroft into contention before his double-century made his case too hard to ignore.

Bancroft can also keep wicket if needed.

"Shaun is playing very well at the moment, having scored consistently in the One-Day Cup and first three rounds of the Sheffield Shield competition", Hohns said.

Hohns said Renshaw and Wade needed to rediscover their form at the domestic level.

Australian coach Darren Lehmann says his side have planned for every England player including Ben Stokes
GETTY IMAGES Australian coach Darren Lehmann says his side have planned for every England player including Ben Stokes

"We would like him to go back to first-class cricket and push his name forward with the selection panel through big runs".

"Cameron has been a player of interest to us for some time now, having been unlucky to miss out on the Test tour to Bangladesh that was cancelled in 2015", Hohns said. "Times up gents", he wrote on Twitter.

Marsh most recently played for Australia in India this year, where he averaged under 19.

"He went back and scored Shield runs previous year - he got 600 runs at an average of 60 towards the back end of the Shield summer".

National selectors have confirmed their overhaul of the Australian Test team with bombshell selection Tim Paine sensationally set to take the gloves after a seven-year break.

Paine has been named as Tasmania teammate Matthew Wade's replacement behind the stumps, while Shaun Marsh has been recalled in a squad for the first and second Tests against England.

The first Test begins at the 'Gabba on Thursday.

SQUAD: Steve Smith (capt), David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Jackson Bird, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine, Chadd Sayers, Mitchell Starc.

Latest News