Ashes Series 2023 / The playing 11 of the team changed even before the test match, this player was dropped by the captain

Zoom News : Jul 18, 2023, 09:47 PM
Ashes Series 2023: Before the fourth match of the ongoing Ashes 2023 between England and Australia, information about the change in the playing 11 from Australia has come to the fore. Captain Pat Cummins has made it clear a day before the match that star pacer Josh Hazlewood is returning to the team. At the same time, Scott Boland will be out of the team. Apart from this, England had announced their playing 11 a day before the match, in which veteran James Anderson returned in place of Ollie Robinson. So far, Australia is leading 2-1 in this series. It will be a fight or die for England.

The fourth Test match of the Ashes 2023 will begin on Wednesday between England and Australia at Old Trafford in Manchester. The final picture on what will be Australia's complete playing 11 in this match will be clear only after the toss. But Captain Cummins, who won the Test Championship to the team, has made it clear that Scott Boland will be out of this match while Hazlewood will return. Hazlewood played only the second match of this series which took place at Lord's. Australia won that match by 43 runs. The first match of the series was also won by Australia by 2 wickets. At the same time, in the third Test played in Leeds, England registered a resounding victory by 3 wickets.

Boland disappointed

Scott Boland, who bowled brilliantly at The Oval in the World Test Championship final against India last month, has disappointed in the ongoing Ashes. He got a place in the team in the first match played in Birmingham and took a total of two wickets including one wicket each in both the innings. Hazlewood then returned in the second match and Boland was dropped. In this match, Hazlewood played a key role in Australia's victory by taking 2 and 3 wickets in both innings. Hazlewood was then ruled out of the third Test and Boland returned to the team. Boland could not take a single wicket in this match and Australia lost the match. Now for the fourth Test, this is the reason why Boland has been shown the way out.

Australia also chose its playing 11

However, captain Pat Cummins had also made it clear that there would be no change in the top 5 of the team. That is, the place of Khawaja, Warner, Smith, Labushen and Head is confirmed. Starc is also confirmed to play with Cummins and Hazlewood himself. Wicketkeeper Alex Carey was also set to get a place. Shortly after Cummins' confirmation, Australia's playing 11 came to the fore and it was announced. Mitchell Marsh scored a century in the last match and Cameron Green is fit. The team will go into Manchester with two all-rounders and spinner Todd Murphy will be ruled out. The Australian team will enter a Test match without a specialist spinner after 11 years. Since 2012, it has not happened that the team has landed without any specialist spinner.

Playing 11 of both the teams

England: Ben Duckett, Jack Crawley, Moeen Ali, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

Australia: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood.