Pick your best batsmen for Ashes Series: Allan Border Tells Australia

Vastavam web: Former captain Allan Border feels Australia should pick their best six batsmen for the upcoming Ashes series against England beginning August 1 in Birmingham.

Border revealed his first choice team naming southpaws David Warner, Marcus Harris and Usman Khawaja as his preferred top three. “The top three batsmen are left-handers, which is not necessarily the wrong thing,” Border said. “A lot of people jump up and down about picking too many left-handers but if they are your best players then go with them. If they were right-handers, no one would say anything,” he added.

“I’d be very tempted to go with Wade. You talk about picking the guys in form, and he’s in great form. (Marnus) Labuschagne might get that guernseys in that he can bowl some pretty handy leg-spin and he’s good in the field too,” Border said. “Wade can bowl some medium pace. He can get it through alright, you could sling him half a dozen overs if you had to here and there.”