Durham cricketer Graham Onions said on Twitter that he was "obviously delighted" to be selected to face Australia in the first Ashes test. He posted the message along with a picture of the Durham ground, saying he was "excited to have a chance of playing" there. Durham will host the fourth test.
Thanks for the messages,obviously delighted to be in the squad. So excited to have a chance of playing a test hear http://t.co/KK0JehXrbm
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