Australia names their team for the Ashes and the World Test Championship final.

David Warner will be part of Australia's 17-player touring group for the first two Ashes Tests as well as the ICC World Test Championship final against India at The Oval.
Australia names their team for the Ashes and the World Test Championship final.

Warner has recovered from an elbow injury experienced during the Test series in India in February and is still in the running to be chosen for the World Test Championship final, which begins on June 7.

After departing the India tour early and skipping the third and fourth Tests to deal with his unwell mother in Australia, Pat Cummins will take over as captain of the team.

The WTC championship match against India and the first two Ashes Test matches at Edgbaston and Lord's will both allow for the selection of any of the 17 players chosen for the touring group.

After the second Ashes Test, the selection committee will assess the composition of the team with the possibility of making adjustments for the remaining matches against England at Headingly, Old Trafford, and The Oval.

On May 28, a 15-person team will be announced for the ICC World Test Championship final.

Warner will have the chance to improve on his recent track record, which includes a century in 32 Test innings dating back to the beginning of 2021. The opener's Ashes tour average in 2019 was 9.5.

Marcus Harris and Matt Renshaw are further candidates to pair the veteran at the top of the order with Usman Khawaja, who is in the team and is anticipated to occupy one of the opener slots.

Ashton Agar, Peter Handscomb, Mitchell Swepson, and Matt Kuhnemann were not kept from the team that toured India; instead, Harris, all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, and wicketkeeper Josh Inglis were called up to the squad. Due to injuries, Lance Morris can no longer participate.

The World Test Championship final, which precedes the Ashes series, which is always eagerly awaited, is the pinnacle of more than two years of continuous success at the Test level by the team and the players involved. 

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"The UK is a very different assignment from our most recent tour of India, and some of the changes are based upon the conditions we are anticipating," Australia's chair of selectors, George Bailey, stated. 

Marcus, Josh, and Mitch are all back on the team and bring important depth and versatility to their individual skill sets. 

Given the little period of time between the WTC final and the first Ashes Test and the duration of the tour, we believe it is beneficial to review the team after the second Ashes Test. 

From June 7–11, Australia will face India in the World Test Championship final at the Oval before travelling to Edgbaston for the first Ashes Test against England from June 16–20.

Australian travelling group
Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Todd Murphy, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith (vice-captain), Mitchell Starc, and David Warner make up the starting eleven.