Both Australia and England have one Test win under their belt going into the fourth match. After England beat Australia in a thriller, fans are expecting something similar to the 4th test in Manchester.
England might have the upper hand here since it has been dominant at this particular venue. Both teams are going into the match with few changes in their team.
The fourth test match between England and Australia will be played in Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester on September 4th. the match starts at 3.30 PM IST.
Weather and Pitch Report:
The 4th test of Ashes will be played at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester. This pitch favors both the batsmen and the bowlers. Early on fans can expect to see huge scores from the batting side. However, as the match goes on spinners can play a crucial role too.
Fast bowlers can affect the outcome if there is enough grass on the ground. Overall it’s a classic pitch for a test match.
Although a few showers have been forecasted during the 4th test match, both the teams will get enough playtime to come up with a winner. Other than the few showers, the weather looks pretty decent.
Steve Smith will return Aussie squad after the recovery from a concussion that he suffered earlier in the series. Marnus Labuschagne will retain his place in the playing 11 thanks to a couple of half-centuries he scored in the third test. However, Usman Khwaja will miss the squad. Mitchell Starc will be back in action in the 4th test replacing James Pattinson.
Joe Denly will be opening for England while Jason Roy will be batting at 4 which will allow him to play his natural game.
Injury and Availability News:
Steve Smith will be returning back to the squad after the concussion he suffered earlier in the test series.
Predicted Playing XI
Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Joe Root (c), Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (w), Jos Buttler, Craig Overton, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach.
David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine (c and w), Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins.
ENG vs AUS Dream 11 prediction:
Batters: Steve Smith, J Denly, Joe Root, R Burns
All-rounders: M Labuschagne , Ben Stokes
Bowlers: Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Struat Broad, J Archer
Wicketkeeper: T Paine
Captain & Vice-captain: Ben Stokes, Steve Smith