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Australia recall Paine after seven years for Ashes

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Australia v England: First Ashes Test
Venue: Gabba, Brisbane Dates: 23-27 November Time: 00:00 GMT
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Australia have handed a surprise call-up to wicketkeeper Tim Paine for the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.

The 32-year-old, who has not been keeping for state side Tasmania, last played a Test in 2010.

England-born opener Matt Renshaw is left out in favour of the uncapped Cameron Bancroft, while batsman Shaun Marsh, 34, earns a recall and is set to bat at number six.

The first Test at the Gabba begins on 23 November at 00:00 GMT.

Chadd Sayers joins Jackson Bird in providing cover to a strong pace-bowling attack of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood.

In all, Australia have dropped six players who played in their last Test, a seven-wicket win in Bangladesh in September.

England hold the Ashes after winning the 2015 series 3-2.

Full squad: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Jackson Bird, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine, Chadd Sayers, Mitchell Starc

Cameron Bancroft celebrates his double century for Western Australia against South Africa this week

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