Rated: Australia's 17 players out to win the Ashes in England for first time since 2001 - in pictures

A look at the squad that Tim Paine will lead in the five-match series

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You have to go back to August 2001 for the last time Australia were victorious in an Ashes series victory in England.

Players such as Shane Warne, Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist celebrated at Trent Bridge after victory in the third Test clinched proceedings for a side led by Steve Waugh.

Australia have since lost the past four series in England and are aiming to stopping that run when the 2019 competition begins with the first Test at Edgbaston on Thursday.

Tim Paine captains Australia this time and Thursday will be the first time he has competed in a Test in England.

Australia named their squad on Friday with most of the headlines focused around the return of Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft.

It is the first time the trio have been picked in a Test select since their role in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa in March 2018 that saw all three banned.

Smith and Warner, who were captain and vice-captain, were suspended for 12 months from international cricket, with Bancroft getting nine months.

Australia's selectors have given themselves plenty of options with the ball. There are five pacemen, one dedicated spinner, and three all-rounders in the players they have picked.

Check out the 17 players in the gallery above. To move on to the next photo, click on the arrows, or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.