Hughes, Wade join Australia A squad

Bristol, June 18 (IANS) Left-handed batsman Phil Hughes and wicket-keeper Matthew Wade will join the Australia A squad here Tuesday ahead of their final tour match against Gloucestershire beginning Friday.

Skipper Michael Clarke, James Faulkner, Mitchell Starc, David Warner, Shane Watson and Chris Rogers will remain in London to prepare before the Ashes squad officially assembles June 24.

Australia were knocked out of the ICC Champions Trophy in the group stage by Sri Lanka Monday.

The team from Down Under begin their Ashes campaign against England July 10.

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