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David Warner named in Ashes squad, Marcus Harris and Matt Renshaw also included

David Warner will look to add to his 103 Test caps in England. (Getty Images: Robert Cianflone)

David Warner has won the right to go on one final Ashes tour, with selectors opting to take him, Marcus Harris and Matt Renshaw all to England.

Warner was on Wednesday named in a 17-man squad for the World Test Championship final against India at The Oval and first two Ashes Tests, after months of conjecture around his future.

Ruled out of this year's tour of India with a fractured elbow, there had been some suggestion Warner may have played his last Test for Australia when he returned home with the injury.

But he is now likely to be given one final chance to prolong his stay at the top of the order during the Ashes campaign, after a dismal showing in England in 2019.

Warner has previously hinted at retirement from Test cricket after this series, with the opener planning on a staged exit out out of the international game.

There could still be some discussion over his spot during the series if he fails to perform in the Test Championship final from June 7 or first Ashes Test at Edgbaston from June 16.

Selectors on Wednesday chose to take both Harris and Renshaw in the initial squad as back-up batters, with both at their best at the top of the order.

Harris has been the preferred next option outside of Asia for the past 18 months, but Renshaw was picked in India and has had a sound domestic record in recent years.

The unlucky man is Cameron Bancroft, overlooked as a batting option despite being the leading run-scorer in the Sheffield Shield last summer.

Mitch Marsh has also won his way back into the Test squad as a back-up all-rounder for Cameron Green.

Marsh has not played a Test since the 2019 Ashes, with injuries having cut down his chances in both Sri Lanka and India in the past 12 months.

Australia have also opted for only four specialist quicks, with Scott Boland picked alongside Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood.

Todd Murphy has also been selected as a second spinner to Nathan Lyon, reaffirming his positioning ahead of the likes of Mitchell Swepson and Matthew Kuhnemann.

"The UK is a very different assignment from our most recent tour of India and some of the changes are based upon the conditions we are anticipating," chief selector George Bailey said.

"Marcus, Josh and Mitch return to the squad and provide valuable depth and flexibility within their respective skillsets."

Selectors will give themselves the freedom to change the squad after the second Ashes Test at Lord's, breaking the tour up into two blocks of three Tests.

Australia squad for the Ashes and World Test Championship final

Pat Cummins (captain), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitch Marsh, Todd Murphy, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner.

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