Harris out, Aussies wait on Boland

Rob Forsaith |

Opener Marcus Harris has been axed for the fifth Ashes Test in Hobart, where Australia are upbeat paceman Scott Boland will prove his fitness and play.

Pat Cummins has confirmed Harris’ omission, with Usman Khawaja to open the batting alongside David Warner in the pink-ball Test that begins on Friday.

Boland will attempt to bowl at training on Thursday, with Cummins keen to see the Victorian retain his place in the XI that drew the fourth Test.