Australia v England - 3rd Test: Day 3
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 28: Scott Boland of Australia appeals successfully for LBW to dismiss Jonny Bairstow of England during day three of the Third Test match in the Ashes series between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 28, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
Australia v England - 3rd Test: Day 3

Former Australian pace bowler Jason Gillespie believes that it's going to be a "real tricky one" when it comes to the selection of bowlers Scott Boland and Michael Neser.

Soon, the Australian Cricket team will travel to England to participate in the World Test Championship Final against India on June 7 before a short break for the Ashes on June 16.

Both Neser and Boland had an incredible previous Ashes series in Australia, taking a combined 20 wickets with the bulk coming from Boland and his memorable spell in the second innings of the Boxing Day Test.

Gillespie said the pair of pacemen are sure to feature in a busy period for Andrew McDonald's side.

“There's always a chance (Boland and Neser both play), and the reason I say that is the Tests are in very quick succession,” Gillespie said, per Fox Sports. 

"The challenge for both sides will be managing those short breaks – can a quick get through five Tests in six weeks?

“It's got to be our shortest Ashes tour in history, I would've thought, in terms of time.”

Gillespie had also mentioned the difficulty of bringing Neser despite the fact he wasn't named in the squad. Neser took 40 wickets in 15 innings in the most recent Sheffield Shield tournament and has also taken 19 wickets from eight innings for Glamorgan in England.

“That's going to be a real tricky one," he said.

"I think there'll be a lot of temptation to play Michael Neser because he's been playing county cricket and he's performing really well.

"It'll just come down to selection philosophy, really – do you go the incumbent, or do you strike while the iron is hot and go for someone that's actually been in English conditions and performing strongly?"

The WTC Final will be held at The Oval from June 7-12.

Selected Australia Ashes Squad: Pat Cummins (captain), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitch Marsh, Todd Murphy, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner.