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The Ashes 5th test England vs Australia preview

August 21, 2013 at 1:04 am | News Desk


London: As England have unassailable lead of 3-0 in the five test matches series against Australia, now ready to face each other in the 5th and last test match of the series.

England will be eyeing for a white wash in the series while Aussies will be playing for their pride.

England have beaten Australia for the third consecutive time in the Ashes series. On the other hand Aussies are concerned with Shane Watson’s horrible form with the bat and bowl.

Bad news for the hosts before the play is that their all-rounder Tim Bresnan left out for the 5th test due to back injury. Chris Tremlett will likely to make his return in the team in place of injured Tim Bresnan. On the other hand Australian have announced the final eleven in advance.

Faulkner set to make his debut and Mitchell Starc returning. Usman Khawaja and Jackson Bird drop out.

Probable teams:

Australia: Chris Rogers, David Warner, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (capt), Steven Smith, Brad Haddin (wk), James Faulkner, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Ryan Harris, Nathan Lyon.

England: Alastair Cook (capt), Joe Root, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Jonny Bairstow, Matt Prior (wk), Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Chris Tremlett, James Anderson.

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