Ben Stoke and Mark Scholes are set to play their first Test together after being locked in a titanic battle for the WACA Player of the Year award.
The pair battled it out for the win, with Scholes winning the toss and Stokes taking it.
Stokes took it, and he has already been called up to play for Australia’s Aussie side in this series, while Scholes was given his Test debut by the team at Adelaide Oval in July.
And now, as the WCT begins, the pair are set for a clash of the titans.
The two men have been in the headlines for the last two years.
In 2010, Scholes ruptured his Achilles tendon and Stoke missed the remainder of the season.
In 2011, he injured his left Achilles tendon again, and again missed the entire season.
He missed two Tests, too.
Scholes suffered his Achilles injury in the first Test of the 2010 series against England in Melbourne.
The following year, he had another broken leg.
And in 2012, he suffered another Achilles tendon injury.
Scholes’ recovery was hampered by a knee injury and subsequent ankle surgery.
He played just one Test in 2013 and then missed all but two Tests in 2014 and 2015, the first two of which were in South Africa.
He was again sidelined by a leg injury, this time a dislocated shoulder, in 2016.
In 2017, Schicks was ruled out for two months with an ankle injury, and after missing out on the Ashes, he returned in late 2018.
And as the series wore on, Schokes continued to struggle.
Schokes has struggled to recover from injuries before, including a series of calf injuries, and in 2017, he missed the first four Tests in Australia.
The second half of 2017 also saw him miss the final two Tests of the series against Australia, with his team trailing by five wickets.
But after being ruled out by the hamstring in the second Test, he was back for the final Test against England at Lord’s.
And after his match-winning double-century in the final over, he became Australia’s all-time leading wicket-taker, passing Joe Root for third on the all-times list.
The team also managed to avoid the dreaded “dud” moment, as they won their second Ashes series in a row.
Schumps’ form was not what it had been in previous years, and when he was called up by the Australian team at the end of 2018, he struggled to recapture his previous form.
He only played in six Tests before the 2019 Ashes, missing the final four of that series with an injured hamstring.
But he recovered to take the next two Ashes series and, after his return to form, he took the series to South Africa, with a second-innings duck in the series win over New Zealand.
But it was the form of the team that finally put the shine back on Scholes.
In the next four Ashes series, Schumps made the All-Australian team and finished second in the team’s batting rankings.
He also played in the World Twenty20 and won the World Cup.
After the World T20, he played the final three Tests in the Ashes series.
He was called into Australia’s Test squad for the first time, with Australia playing three Tests against New Zealand in Perth.
Scholls had scored three centuries in the three Tests he played.
His one century came in the opening Test against New South Wales and he had also scored two runs in the last Test, against West Indies.
It was only the third time a Test-winning Australian captain had been called into the Test squad at a Test in 2019.
But it came just a month after the South Africa tour, where the team played two Tests against India in Mumbai and then played a two-Test series against Pakistan.
Australia lost the series, but Scholes played a crucial role in the way they won the series.
In his maiden Test innings, he struck a magnificent century to lift the Test side to a crushing 6-0 win in India.
His next four matches saw Scholes win the Ashes in Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth.
He won the Test series against New Zeland, but missed the final one, a loss to England.
He had a strong showing in the tour to Zimbabwe, taking two wickets in a one-dayer in that series, including an unbeaten six-wicket haul against the West Indies in the closing stages.
And he had an equally strong showing at the World Test against Bangladesh in February, with an unbeaten fifty against Bangladesh.
And in his final Test at home, against England, he scored two centuries to finish the series with five wicket hauls.
He was the only Test-captain in history to take three successive Test hundreds and score more than a century, after Ricky Ponting and