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Robert Key
Robert Key
Right-handed batsman
Right-arm off-spin bowler

Born: 12 May 1979
County: Kent
Test appearances: 5
Debut: v India 2002
Key has some big shoes to fill, having come in for Graham Thorpe after the squad was initially named.

There's been criticism of the selectors plumping for "another opener" but he is a strong insurance policy if there are problems at the top of the order.

And after a low key start to his career in the summer, a place down the order may be just what he needs.

The show of faith will help his confidence and he knows Aussie pitches, having been Down Under last summer with the Academy.

ENGLAND SQUAD
 Nasser Hussain (capt.)
 Mark Butcher
 Andrew Caddick
 John Crawley
 Paul Collingwood
 Richard Dawson
 James Foster
 Steve Harmison
 Matthew Hoggard
 Robert Key
 Alec Stewart
 Alex Tudor
 Marcus Trescothick
 Michael Vaughan
 Craig White

AUSTRALIA SQUAD
 Steve Waugh (capt.)
 Andy Bichel
 Adam Gilchrist
 Jason Gillespie
 Matthew Hayden
 Brad Hogg
 Justin Langer
 Brett Lee
 Martin Love
 Stuart MacGill
 Damien Martyn
 Ricky Ponting
 Brad Williams

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