Phil Hughes, Matthew Wade to join Australia A squad before Ashes

Phil Hughes did not have a great outing in the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 © Getty Images

Bristol: Jun 18, 2013

Left-handed batsman Phil Hughes and wicket-keeper Matthew Wade will join the Australia A squad in Bristol on Tuesday ahead of their final tour match against Gloucestershire beginning on Friday.

Captain Michael Clarke, James Faulkner, Mitchell Starc, David Warner, Shane Watson and Chris Rogers will remain in London to prepare before the Ashes squad officially assembles on June 24.

Australia were knocked out of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 in the group stages after defeat to Sri Lanka on Monday.

The team from Down Under begins their Ashes campaign against England on July 10 at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.