ABC News Australia – Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland has reminded Australia’s Test squad there is pressure to perform in the Ashes after backing the contentious selections made for the series opener.

Summary

  • Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland has reminded Australia’s Test squad there is pressure to perform in the Ashes after backing the contentious selections made for the series opener.
  • Sutherland, while admitting he had his “views and thoughts” on the make-up of the Australia XI, backed the selectors despite the criticism they received from media commentators and cricket fans.
  • The benefits of an Ashes series on home soil are not lost on Sutherland, who highlighted CA needed to “put on a great show”.
  • Australia retained the Ashes but did not post a series victory following the seven matches played across the three formats of the game.
  • Sutherland said he felt women’s Test cricket would have a “very limited” program in the future, but was still a “very important part of an Ashes series between Australia and England”.


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