Australia wins toss, will bowl in fifth Ashes Take a look at


Australia captain Tim Paine received the toss and selected to bowl within the fifth Ashes Take a look at on the Oval on Thursday as they chase their first collection win in England since 2001.

The vacationers received at Outdated Trafford final week to take a 2-1 lead within the five-match collection, which means they are going to retain the urn whatever the lead to London.

However Paine mentioned his aspect had been “very hungry” to finish the job.

To face any probability of levelling the collection, World Cup winners England should discover a solution to clear up the riddle of the immovable Steve Smith, who has scored 671 runs in simply 5 innings at an astonishing common of greater than 134.

All-rounder Mitchell Marsh and seamer Peter Siddle have been introduced in for the vacationers, with batsman Travis Head and paceman Mitchell Starc lacking out.

For England, Ben Stokes is taking part in as a specialist batsman as a consequence of a shoulder harm. All-rounders Sam Curran and Chris Woakes substitute Jason Roy and Craig Overton.

“It’s somewhat bit overcast,” mentioned Paine.

“If it was sunny, we’d have had a bat however there’s grass on the pitch and hopefully we are able to take benefit.”

England captain Joe Root mentioned he would have chosen to bat.

“It seems a superb wicket,” he mentioned.

“There may be reside grass so it would transfer round somewhat bit early on but it surely’s dry beneath. We will’t win the Ashes again this week however we are able to draw the collection.

“There’s loads of incentive there and we’ll do every part we are able to to win this recreation.”


England: Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Joe Root (capt), Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach.

Australia: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine (capt, wkt), Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon.