Ashes 4th Test Preview: Will England bounce back or will Australia run away with the Ashes?


Everyone involved in the game of cricket knew this series was going to be something special when Pat Cummins hit a four to claim the opening Ashes test match for his team and make a screaming statement.

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In the second test at Lord’s, Ben Stokes came close to pulling off a miraculous chase, but Josh Hazelwood made sure Headingley 2019 wouldn’t happen again.

The third test, which was extremely important for the home team, brought out their new star, Mark Wood, who demonstrated what pure pace can accomplish on a dead pitch and also put on a show with the bat.

The current scenario is that Australia leads this series 2-1 going into the fourth test match and is one win or tie away from regaining the Ashes away from home. England would have to put in more effort to defeat Australia in this test match because they still appear committed to taking the Ashes down under.

England’s Predicted Playing 11

Ben Stokes and the English team announced the playing 11 for the fourth test two days before the match, and the big news is that James Anderson is back in the team in place of Ollie Robinson. This is probably the best pace bowling attack England could have played with in the series.

The rest of the team is the same, as Moeen Ali will bat at number 3, with Joe Root set to bat at his regular position. The full playing 11 is listed below.

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

Australia’s Predicted Playing 11

Heading into their fourth Test match, the Kangaroos face some difficult selection decisions. The third test was missed by Cameron Green owing to a minor injury, but Mitchell Marsh is expected to preserve his spot in the team after scoring a century in lieu of Green.

Green may actually replace someone on the team given the skill set he provides. Scott Boland will undoubtedly be replaced by Josh Hazelwood in the starting lineup, as Pat Cummins stated prior to the game.

Usman Khwaja, David Warner/Cameron Green, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Travis Head, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Todd Murphy, and Josh Hazelwood

England vs Australia: Who will win the match?

The match is going to be a tough challenge for England, as Australia are still looking in excellent touch. There are heavy showers expected during the course of the game, and they might affect which way this game goes.

Joe Root is predicted to have a big game, as he has been quiet in this series till now. Marnus Labuschagne will also score runs in this match after failing in the first three tests. Mark Wood and James Anderson will lead the bowling charge for England, whereas all eyes will be on Pat Cummins as far as Australia is concerned.

We predict England to win the fourth Ashes test at Old Trafford, level the series at 2-2, and prepare the final test at the Oval to be a blockbuster.