Marnus and Neser named in Australia Ashes squad

17 Nov 2021 | Cricket

Overseas signings Marnus Labuschagne and Michael Neser have been named in the Australia 15-man squad for the first two matches of the Vodafone Men’s Ashes series against England.

The pair are contracted to Glamorgan for the 2022 season and will warm up for next summer by facing England during the winter.

Labuschagne played for the Welsh county in the 2019 and 2021 county seasons.

After a stellar 2019 season for Glamorgan, he was famously called up to the Ashes series when he replaced Steve Smith on day five of the second Test, after Smith suffered a concussion on the previous day. He became the first player to be a concussion substitute in a Test match.

Neser has yet to earn a Baggy Green but has featured in previous Australian squads.

He was an instant hit for Glamorgan during his first year with the club this summer, taking 23 wickets in just five matches at an average under 17.

Vodafone Men's Ashes v England

First Test: December 8-12, The Gabba

Second Test: December 16-20, Adelaide Oval

Third Test: December 26-30, MCG

Fourth Test: January 5-9, SCG

Fifth Test: January 14-18, Perth Stadium