Predicting an Australian team is near impossible these days. Predicting the batting order even more so. Australia will, most likely, fiddle with the team order as the series goes on. However, the first game is their chance to set the tone.
The 15-man squad includes some experienced players and a couple of youngsters. Those likely to miss out are: Adam Voges, Josh Hazlewood, Phil Hughes and Glenn Maxwell.
One would hope that this prediction is wrong and Voges doesn't miss out. He's a competent player who knows English conditions like the back of his hand. As a Middlesex regular, Voges knows England's pitches better than anyone in the side, but Australia might opt for their latest T20 star in his place instead.
Hughes is out of form, Hazlewood is inexperienced and Maxwell really isn't good enough, despite his $1 million dollar IPL price tag.