Australia Name Unchanged Squad

Australia Name Unchanged Squad
The scoreboard says it all as Australia take a 2-0 lead and an unchanged squad to Perth
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Australia have unsurprisingly named an unchanged 12-man squad for the third Ashes Test against England in Perth, which begins on Friday.

After handing England 381-run and 218-run defeats in Brisbane and Adelaide, and with no injury concerns, the National Selection Panel (NSP) has opted to maintain the same squad.

The team that delivered those crushing victories and all-rounder James Faulkner will head to the WACA knowing that one more win will see them regain The Ashes.

Prior to the match in Adelaide, New South Wales left-arm quick Doug Bollinger and Western Australian fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile were placed on standby for the Perth Test

They will now remain on standby and train with the squad.

"The NSP have selected the same squad of 12 for the Perth Test. Another player could be added to the squad during the week pending review of conditions in Perth," NSP Chairman John Inverarity confirmed.

"Nathan Coulter-Nile and Doug Bollinger will be in Perth on standby and training with the squad for the Test match should they be required."

Australia Test squad: Michael Clarke (captain), George Bailey, James Faulkner, Brad Haddin (vice-captain, wicket-keeper), Ryan Harris, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Lyon, Chris Rogers, Peter Siddle, Steve Smith, David Warner, Shane Watson

Standby: Doug Bollinger, Nathan Coulter-Nile

© Cricket World 2013

Fixtures & Results

21st-25th November: 1st Test, Gabba, Brisbane

AUS 295 & 401-7d. beat ENG 136 & 179 by 381 runs
5th-9th December: 2nd Test, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

AUS 570-9d & 132-3d beat ENG 172 & 312 by 218 runs
13th-17th December: 3rd Test, WACA, Perth

AUS 385 & 369-8 d. beat ENG 251 & 353 by 150 runs
26th-30th December: 4th Test, MCG, Melbourne

AUS 204 & 231-2 beat ENG 255 & 179 by 8 wickets
3rd-7th January: 5th Test, SCG, Sydney

AUS 326 & 274 beat ENG 155 & 166 by 281 runs