Ryan Harris

Former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath is tipping veteran paceman Ryan Harris to miss the first Ashes Test in Cardiff.

McGrath said that he expects the selectors to pick the same pace attack that demolished the West Indies.

The Australian bowling legend said leaving Harris out of the squad is a tough call, but it may help the veteran in the long run to save him for the second Test.

"I'd be keen to play both Starc and Hazlewood in the first Test and you've got to play Mitchell Johnson," McGrath said.

"Ryan Harris hasn't played a great deal of cricket and they'll probably want to manage him throughout the series.

"So it might work out, there's always one guy fresh going into a Test."

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