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Australia Ashes squad 'best of a bad lot'

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The recall of two 35-year-old veterans for the Ashes series against England shows the lack of quality coming through the Australian ranks, with the squad the "best of a bad lot", media said Thursday. 

Australian batsman Chris Rogers, 35, poses for photos at Lord's cricket ground in central London, on April 24, 2013, after he was named overnight in Australia's 16-man squad for their upcoming Ashes tour to England.

Selectors picked Brad Haddin and Chris Rogers, with five openers among seven specialist batsmen alongside just one spinner, Nathan Lyon, for the five-match series starting in Nottingham on July 10.

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