Will the Ashes trophy go Australia at 3-1 or will it be shared at 2-2?

Ashes 2023

Similar to the third test, England was expected to win the fourth test as well, setting up The Oval to host a thrilling conclusion to this incredibly captivating Ashes series. Unfortunately, this one was also wrecked by the English weather and its never-ending love affair with having a say in the outcome of a test match.

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The fourth test match, which was drawn, sets up the fifth and final test of this Ashes series. With everything on the line for both sides, the game could have been a dream for the spectators, but now it’s up to Australia.

In order to share the Ashes title with Australia, England must win this game; alternatively, a draw or loss would make Australia the winners of the Ashes one more time. The Oval in Southampton will host the final test of the series from Thursday, July 27, to Monday, July 31, 2023.

England vs Australia: Predicted Playing 11

The English team management announced an unchanged 11 for the final test match of the series on the eve of the match. It means James Anderson has one more game to show his impact in the series, which has been missing till now.

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

The Australian team management and Pat Cummins will be tempted to play Todd Murphy in this match, as they were badly missing the services of a frontline spinner in the fourth match. Nathan Lyon’s absence has put a dent in the team, but it is the right time for Murphy to showcase his talent and rise to the occasion.

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

England vs Australia: Prediction

In light of their recent success and momentum, England is the favourite to win the fifth match. We predict that the English team will finish the series 2-2 against Australia and register a comeback for the history books.