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sport news Ex-England captain Nasser Hussain and ex-England coach David Lloyd pick XIs for ...
sport news Ex-England captain Nasser Hussain and ex-England coach David Lloyd pick XIs for ...

After Australia named their team for the opening Ashes Test, there is much debate regarding what line-up England should go with.

The visitors will take on Pat Cummins' side at the Gabba in Brisbane, with unusually wet conditions potentially coming into England coach Chris Silverwood's thinking. 

Here, three Sportsmail experts - former England captain Nasser Hussain, former England coach David 'Bumble' Lloyd and Paul Newman - give their thoughts on which players to pick and why.

Three Sportsmail experts have revealed their chosen England teams for the Ashes opener

Three Sportsmail experts have revealed their chosen England teams for the Ashes opener

Nasser Hussain, former England captain

There's not much between Ollie Pope and Jonny Bairstow but I would go for Bairstow for his experience, especially in Australian conditions. 

The bowling is much more difficult to call, especially with the weather they've had in Brisbane. In normal circumstances at the Gabba, you'd want a spinner — Jack Leach. 

I'd also go for the X-factor of Mark Wood and I would plan to rotate Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson throughout the series. 

Jonny Bairstow's experience in Australia could see him play ahead of Ollie Pope (above) at No 5

Jonny Bairstow's experience in Australia could see him play ahead of Ollie Pope (above) at No 5

With all the moisture and Ollie Robinson mentioning that the Kookaburra ball is swinging more than usual, I would

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