In a shock selection, pastey Massachusetts mother @TheAshes has been called into the Australian cricket team as a specialist spinner, the ninth since Shane Warne’s retirement.
Australian chairman of the selectors Andrew Hildick said “apparently she can knit. We all know knitting gives you strong fingers so we expect her to be able to really give the ball a really good rip”
He continued “I expect she’s no mug with the bat, most Americans can chip in with useful runs”.
On the accolade @theashes said “I have some breathing space right? The Second Test starts on Friday. I’ll still need to work out exactly what a Test is though”