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England vs Australia: Official Starting Eleven

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England too are more or less have named their playing XI. They have only one change from the team that robbed the game away at Leeds – Craig Overton for Chris Woakes.

There is also a shuffle in the batting order with Roy slipping to four and Denly opening, but Joe Root remains at number three. Is that the best position for the England skipper?

Latest team news: Mitchell Starc has been chosen over Peter Siddle. So, Australia’s XI – Warner, Harris, Labuschagne, Smith, Head, Wade, Paine, Cummins, Starc, Lyon, Hazlewood. Labuschagne slots into Khawaja’s position while Smith is back at number four.

They are, however, going in with only the four bowlers like they have done all through the series. But these four are playing for the first time together and were the ones that ensured Australia won the home Ashes 4-0 in 2017-18.

Australia have won the toss and have opted to bat

Teams:

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

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

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