Cricket Australia’s National Selection Panel today announced squads for the upcoming Test tours of the West Indies and the United Kingdom.
The panel has also announced the 2015-16 list of CA contracted players and squads to represent Australia A in four-day and one-day cricket against India A in India throughout July.

Tours of the West Indies and the United Kingdom
Australia will face the West Indies in Test matches at Windsor Park, Dominica (5-9 June) and Sabina Park, Jamaica (13-17 June), before travelling to the UK for the five Test Ashes Series beginning at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (8-12 July).

The squad is:
Michael Clarke (c)
Steve Smith (vc)
Fawad Ahmed
Brad Haddin
Josh Hazlewood
Ryan Harris*
Mitchell Johnson
Nathan Lyon
Shaun Marsh
Mitchell Marsh
Peter Nevill
Chris Rogers
Peter Siddle
Mitchell Starc
Adam Voges
David Warner
Shane Watson

*Paceman Ryan Harris will remain in Australia throughout the tour of the West Indies for the birth of his first child. Harris will join the Test squad for the Ashes series.

Western Australian captain Adam Voges and Victorian leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed have been selected in the squad following successful seasons in the Bupa Sheffield Shield.

Voges was voted the Sheffield Shield Player of the Year. The 35-year-old was the season’s leading run scorer making 1358 runs at an average of 104.46, including 249 against South Australia in February.
Ahmed, 33, who helped steer Victoria to Sheffield Shield victory, was the competition’s leading wicket-taker with 48 wickets at 24.85, including a record-breaking 8-89 in the first innings of the Shield final against Western Australia at Blundstone Arena.

New South Wales wicket-keeper / batsman Peter Nevill, has been included in the Test squad for the first time. Nevill scored 764 runs at 76.40 throughout the Shield season including a top score of 235 not out against Tasmania in February.

Paceman James Pattinson was ruled out of the West Indies tour with an injured left hamstring sustained during the recent Bupa Sheffield Shield Final. He will be assessed by team medical staff over the coming weeks to determine his availability for the remainder of cricket throughout the Australian winter.

The squad departs for the West Indies on 19 May.
Australia to West Indies 2015
Fri 29 – Sun 31 May      Tour Match    Antigua
Fri 5 – Tue 9 Jun    First Test    Dominca
Sun 13 – Wed 17 Jun    Second Test    Jamaica

Australia to UK 2015
Thu 25 – Sun 28 June    Four-day v Kent     Canterbury
Wed 1 – Sat 4 July    Four-day v Essex    Chelmsford
Wed 8 – Sun 12 July    First Test    Sophia Gardens
Thu 16 – Mon 20 July    Second Test    Lord’s
Thu 23 – Sat 25 July    Three-day v Derbyshire    County Ground
Wed 29 July – Sun 2 August    Third Test    Edgbaston
Thu 6 – Mon 10 August    Fourth Test    Trent Bridge
Fri 14 – Sun 16 August    Three-day v Northants    Northampton
Thu 20 – Mon 24 August    Fifth Test    The Oval

CA 2015-16 Contract List
CA also announced its list of 19 contracted players for the 2015-16 season as chosen by the National Selection Panel.

Players were chosen based on their performances from July 2014 and the expectation that they will feature in the Australian Test, ODI and T20I sides during the forthcoming period.

The contracts, which cover a 12-month period commencing 1 July 2015, have been awarded to the following players:
George Bailey
Michael Clarke
Patrick Cummins
Aaron Finch
James Faulkner
Brad Haddin
Ryan Harris
Josh Hazlewood
Mitchell Johnson
Nathan Lyon
Mitchell Marsh
Shaun Marsh
Glenn Maxwell
James Pattinson
Chris Rogers
Mitchell Starc
Steve Smith
David Warner
Shane Watson

Australia A squads to face India A
The National Selection Panel has also announced squads to face India A in a series of four-day and one-day matches in India throughout July.

The four-day squad is
Usman Khawaja (c)
Matthew Wade (vc)
Ashton Agar
Cameron Bancroft
Joe Burns
Patrick Cummins
Andrew Fekete
Peter Handscomb
Travis Head
Nic Maddinson
Glenn Maxwell
Stephen O’Keefe
Gurinder Sandhu
Marcus Stoinis

The One-Day squad is:
Usman Khawaja (c)
Matthew Wade (vc)
Sean Abbott
Ashton Agar
Cameron Boyce
Joe Burns
Nathan Coulter-Nile
Patrick Cummins
Callum Ferguson
Peter Handscomb
Travis Head
Chris Lynn
Gurinder Sandhu
Adam Zampa

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