The home side go into Thursday's fifth and final match 2-1 down, meaning they can not place the urn in their trophy cabinet alongside the one-day World Cup, which they won for the first time in July.
If Stokes is unfit to bowl in London, he is expected to play as a specialist batsman, meaning either Sam Curran or Chris Woakes would come into the side and one of the struggling batsmen would make way, perhaps Jason Roy.
England's failure has led to questions over Root's position as captain, particularly given his inconsistent batting throughout the series.
However, Australia's first Ashes retention on English soil since 2001 was a triumph for Paine, who was credited for helping guide the side out of the dark days that followed the ball-tampering scandal.
Root's captaincy, and his form, has come under the spotlight but he sounded an upbeat tone as he looked forward to trying to level the series.
That was certainly a sign of changes being made ahead of the last Test, in which England would hope to level the series in light of the Ashes being retained by the visitors once again. That's the full focus of this group, so we've got to make sure that we win this game'.
But he said he knew the direction in which he wanted to take the team and was already looking forward to trying to win the Ashes in Australia in 2021/22.
Smith is banned from leadership roles until March because of his involvement in a Cape Town ball-tampering scandal past year but he is tipped by some former players and leading cricket writers to regain the captaincy from wicketkeeper Paine after his batting heroics in England.
Selectors are yet to make a call on whether Pat Cummins or Josh Hazlewood will be rested from the series finale, which starts on Thursday. I think the Australian team have bowled pretty well to him. "I've not performed how I would have liked but that's part and parcel of test cricket".
Australia players attend a net session at The Oval on Tuesday.
"Last week's result was brilliant and we played very well but all the guys are fully aware that this Test match is bigger than that one".
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It's also the number of aces Andreescu had in the match and the number of aces and double faults Williams made in the second set. Open final after defeating No. 5 seed Elina Svitolina in straight sets on Thursday night.
This will be the first time the United States have failed to win a medal at the World Cup since 2002, when they finished sixth. This version of Team USA will bear no resemblance to the squad that will play in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Over the past year, the world's two largest economies have imposed tariffs on billions of dollars worth of one another's goods. China has imposed several rounds of tariffs on USA imports in the ongoing tit-for-tat dispute between the two countries.
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They have had most of the ball and all the big chances while India have not even had a shot at the Qatari goal in the first half. However, the Indian defense and keeper which stood up to the test for most part of the match nearly caved in.
Zimbabwe: Government Silent On Mugabe Burial Place
The coffin was accompanied by Grace Mugabe, the president's widow, who had been living in Singapore with her husband since April. The outspoken former president ruled the southern African nation for 37 years until he was ousted in November 2017.
Tropical system moving toward Gulf
This system isn't expected to develop over the next few days as it moves very slowly to the west-northwest across the Bahamas. A broad low pressure system associated with a tropical wave is located about 800 miles east of the lesser Antilles.
France knock holders US out in huge World Cup shock
Gobert and Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier led France throughout the game, and Gobert was impactful on both ends of the floor. He thinks this may have players taking action and saying, "Next time around the block we're gonna have to show up".
LG's 2019 OLED TVs To Get Nvidia G-Sync Support
Making the TVs G-Sync Compatible is a fair compromise that makes the products better-suited to PC gaming for less cost. What's more, LG's latest OLED TV models support a variety of popular HDR formats that further elevate the experience.
Apple unveils latest iPhones, Apple Watch
The company also announced a new iPad - the seventh version - that comes with a larger 10.2in display and a full-size keyboard. Starting that day, anyone who can access the Apple TV app on their devices can begin subscribing for $4.99/month.