Ashes 2015 Combined XI: The men who got it right
Updated - Aug 26, 2015 2:20 pm
Ashes 2015 Combined XI: The men who got it right: It was an eventful Ashes series as both teams had highs and lows. England succumbed to defeat by an innings and 46 runs in the fifth Test to narrow the margin of their 2015 Ashes series victory to 3-2. It was a series where once a team was ahead the other one surrendered meekly. But despite the matches being one sided, the series was an enthralling one.
The series also showed that Australia have a lot of work to do if they want to be counted as side which can win everywhere round the globe. But that problem is not confined to the Aussies. Most sides seem a fish out of water when not in their territory. For either sides there were plenty of memorable performances. And that makes our task of making the combined Xi from both teams, a bit tasking.
Here, we look at Ashes 2015 Combined XI: The men who got it right
1. Chris Rogers:
The 37-year-old has retired from Test cricket and Australia will be sad to watch him go. He was by a distance the most reliable of the four openers on show and chipped in with 480 runs at 60 – the highest average of anyone. Rogers was named Australia’s player of the series. He made one century but could have had two, but fell on 95 at Cardiff.