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Ashes 2019: Australia opt to bat against England in 4th Test

Australia have made two changes, they have roped in Steven Smith and Mitchell Starc in places of Usman Khawaja and James Pattinson, respectively. For England, Craig Overton has replaced Chris Woakes.

SNS | New Delhi |

Australia skipper Tim Paine won the toss and chose to bat first against England in the fourth match of the five-match Ashes series at the Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester on Wednesday.

Australia were 15 for 1 after 5 overs. The Aussies suffered early blow in the form of southpaw David Warner, who departed for a duck on the ball of Stuart Broad.

Australia have made two changes, they have roped in Steven Smith and Mitchell Starc in places of Usman Khawaja and James Pattinson, respectively. For England, Craig Overton has replaced Chris Woakes.

Talking about the series so far, Australia won the first match by 251 runs, whereas the second match by marred by rain and the teams had to settle with a draw. In the third match, a blinder from Ben Stokes helped England level the series. Hence, both the teams currently share the series 1-1.

Here are the Playing XIs of both the teams:

Australia: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine (wicketkeeper/ captain), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

England: Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Joe Root (captain), Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (wicketkeeper), Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Craig Overton, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach