Prediction- who will do what in the Ashes?
Michael Clarke- Will maintain his excellent form. Highest average for both teams. 3 hundreds.
Brad Haddin- Will make 2 crucial hundreds. Will be involved in 2 crucial partnerships with Clarke that will influence the series.
Jackson Bird- Major revelation. Leading Australian wicket taker with 25 plus wickets. Will be referred to as "the new Terry Alderman" numerous times in the press. Will dismiss Nick Compton at least 4 times.
Ed Cowan- Will come of age this series, and many will acknowledge that he is very good. Predicting that he will bat for longer (minutes) than anyone else in the team. Will make a score of 150 plus.
James Faulkner- Will play one or two tests, coming in for injury. Will be a handy contributor.
Ryan Harris- Providing he is fit and plays 4 tests, he'll take 20 wickets. Will also score a 50.
Phillip Hughes- Will struggle against the swing and may well be dropped by the third test.
Usman Khawaja- Will replace Hughes and show a liking to English conditions, scoring 3 valuable 50s.
Nathan Lyon- Will struggle, but will work hard for his 15 series wickets.
James Pattinson- Will bowl well without massive rewards, but will take 15 wickets for the series. Will make some valuable lower order runs as well.
Chris Rogers- Will be involved in some crucial partnerships, and will hold Australia's innings together when all else fails on at least two occasions.
Peter Siddle- Similar to Pattinson.
Matthew Wade- May not play a test, but if he plays as a batsman only, I expect him to score a ton to prove a point.
David Warner- Should play. If he does, he will win a test almost single handedly with a batting masterclass.
Shane Watson- Will be handy with the ball, but ineffective with the bat. Could play as the fourth bowler if the selectors lose patience with Lyon and Watson is fit.