Ashes bolters: Paine, Bancroft shock selections as Wade, Renshaw axed

Tim Paine will end a seven-year Test absence after being a surprise selection as Australia's wicketkeeper for the opening Ashes Tests.

Cameron Bancroft will make hisTest debut by joining his West Australian team mate Shaun Marsh in the batting lineup.

Matt Renshaw, Matt Wade and Gelnn Maxwell missed out on selection.

The Australia squad for the first two Ashes tests in Brisbane and Adelaide: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Jackson Bird, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine (wicketkeeper), Chadd Sayers, Mitchell Starc.

Nov 2017

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