Like England, Australia has also announced the playing XI a day before the match. Two changes have been made in the team. Fast bowlers Josh Hazlewood and Cameron Green have got a place in the playing eleven.
The fourth Test of the Ashes begins on Wednesday at Old Trafford in Manchester. Australia has declared its playing XI for this match. There have been two changes in the team. Fast bowler Josh Hazlewood and all-rounder Cameron Green have been included in the playing XI. Both these players did not play the third test. While spinner Todd Murphy and fast bowler Scott Boland have been dropped from the playing XI for the fourth Test.
Australia will land without spinners
Australia have decided to go in Manchester without spinners. This is going to be the first time in the last decade that the Australian team will play without an expert spinner. Along with Mitchell Marsh, Cameron Green has been kept in the team, who is a medium pacer along with batting. And Mitchell Marsh is also a medium pacer. Australia’s playing XI also retains the place of David Warner, who has been a flop in the series so far. Questions were constantly being raised about his position.
Batting depth from two all-rounders
Scott Boland and Todd Murphy did well in the third Test, but have been dropped despite good performances. At the same time, Cameron Green, who could not play in Leeds due to a hamstring injury, has become fit. He will be the option to bat at number seven, while Mitchell Marsh will come in at number six. Alex Carey will bat at number 8.
Head and Labushen are responsible for the spin department
With Mitchell Marsh and Cameron Green, Australia’s batting line-up has gone a long way. Both of them will also contribute well with the ball when required. At the same time, after the exit of Todd Murphy, there will be no expert spinner in the team. In such a situation, the responsibility of spin bowling will be on Travis Head and Marnus Labushen.
Let us tell you that the England team led by Ben Stokes has already announced the playing 11 for the fourth Test. There has been a change in the team. James Anderson returns to the team in place of Ollie Robinson. He did not play in the third test. Australia’s team is ahead 2-1 in the series.
australia playing eleven: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Josh Hazlewood