Sunday, 22 September, 2019

Ashes: England Name Unchanged 13-Strong Squad For Fifth Test

Heaven help us Third Test hero Stokes looks to the skies after being dismissed for one with England in deep trouble No more miracles England can’t repeat Headingley heroics as Aussies retain Ashes by David Gurney Published
Shannon Reynolds | 11 September, 2019, 02:21

They analyse England's batting performance in particular and compare it to previous Test matches against India and West Indies.

Australia retained the Ashes after a 185-run win over England in the fourth Test at Old Trafford on Sunday left them 2-1 up with one to play in the five-match series.

All could be involved in England's winter tour to New Zealand but, for now, the selectors are going with the tried and tested, as they try to deny Australia the first outright series win on English soil since 2001. Australia retains the Ashes, baby.

A magnificent Ashes triumph in Old Blighty after 18 summers is exactly what Australian cricket needed to finally exorcise the ghosts of last year's ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, feels Glenn McGrath.

Needing to bat out the final day with only eight wickets in hand, the hosts put up a stubborn resistance before falling short with less than an hour to play.

A serious reason behind concern for England is the situation of their star all-rounder Ben Stokes who did not bowl in Australia's second innings at Previous Trafford following a shoulder harm sustained throughout his 11th over within the vacationers' first innings.

Winning roar Australia celebrate keeping hold of the urn
Winning roar Australia celebrate keeping hold of the urn

It was a time when an over had only 4 balls bowled, and the 3 day test match saw victory for the Australians by a mere margin of 7 runs.

Joe Root's 13-man squad remains unchanged with Chris Woakes and Sam Curran making up the final two places.

Smith is having a fairytale Ashes series, already accumulating 671 runs, including a double century at a staggering average of 134.20.

"I think they (Australia) should have had a bigger lead, not just on the back of Steve Smith", Ponting, one of the best batsmen of his generation, told Sky Sports.

In that case, England would look to usher in a bowling all-rounder from inside the squad in both Sam Curran, who could be enjoying on his Surrey house floor, or Chris Woakes.

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