Who faces the chop after Ashes failure?

RICKY PONTING SUGGESTED THE ASHES COULD BE THE FINAL CHAPTER IN MANY TEST CAREERS. WHO WAS HE TALKING ABOUT?

GOING?

*Adam Voges – failed to fire in the Ashes. An unbeaten half-century at Trent Bridge will keep him in selectors’ thoughts when they name a squad for Bangladesh

*Mitchell Johnson – one of Australia’s best in England. Recently hinted he may retire if he equals Dennis Lillee’s mark of 355 Test wickets, but may exit earlier

*Shaun Marsh – failed in his only chance to shine on tour. Impressed in tour games and may be retained for the tour of Bangladesh

*Shane Watson – replaced by Mitch Marsh at Lord’s. Likely to play in the upcoming one-day series, but may not play another Test if Marsh stays fit

GOING

*Chris Rogers – Australia’s leading run-scorer in the series. Selectors may ask him to reconsider retirement, but 37-year-old is likely to resist the carrot of a Bangladesh tour

*Brad Haddin – has been surpassed by Peter Nevill. At age 37 he won’t play for Australia again unless selectors decide to give him a testimonial at The Oval

*Peter Siddle – was overlooked throughout the series. Regularly impressed in the nets but couldn’t get a look in, selectors expected to stick with the younger generation of quicks

*Fawad Ahmed – was overlooked throughout the series. Selectors liked the idea of a legspinner tormenting England, but he was never able to seriously press for a berth

GONE

*Michael Clarke – will retire after the fifth Test. On current form he no longer warranted a spot in the XI, but leaves an almighty hole as one of the side’s best players of spin

*Ryan Harris – retired pre-series. The lion-hearted paceman was sorely missed throughout the series, having been Australia’s leading wicket-taker in the 2013 Ashes.

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