Katich (pictured) has had a thumb problem and Bollinger an abdominal strain
Simon Katich and Doug Bollinger will be named in Australia's Ashes squad after proving they have recovered from injury.
Full story: Fox Sports
Australia's batting coach, Justin Langer, has launched into the ''panic'' merchants who have questioned the nature of the national Test team's line-up, dismissing the criticism as ''bizarre''.
Full story: Sydney Morning Herald
Andy Flower is set to make his first big gamble of the Ashes tour. The England head coach has decided to split England's squad and dispatch his three main fast bowlers to Brisbane next week for extra preparation ahead of the first Test.
Full story: The Sun
England skipper Andrew Strauss has warned his players not to take their foot off the gas. "The last thing we can do is get complacent and pat ourselves on the back. We're ramping up our preparations now," he said.
Full story: Mirror
Paul Collingwood reckons the current England squad is the "best I've seen in my 10 years in the game." (News of the World)
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