Australia’s Ashes selection still unclear after opening Sheffield Shield round

  • Three candidates for No6 berth fail to make runs
  • Mitchell Starc enjoys career best figures of 8-73

Australia’s Ashes puzzle is no closer to being solved after the opening Sheffield Shield round tossed up more questions than answers for Test selectors. The wicketkeeping berth remains a mystery after all three candidates failed to make meaningful runs and leading contenders for the disputed No6 batting berth also could not present compelling cases for Ashes selection.

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