Ashes 2023: England announces Playing 11 for the 4th Test, Jimmy Anderson made a comeback: England Cricket Board has announced their playing XI for the 4th Ashes Test against Australia, which will be played at Old Trafford Cricket Ground from July 19 to July 23.
The biggest news is the return of James Anderson, who made comeback to the side after missing the third Test due to a niggle. Anderson is England’s all-time leading Test wicket-taker, and his return will be a major boost for England’s Pace attack.
There are no other changes in England’s playing 11 for the 4th Test, which means that Zak Crawley will continue to open the batting, Ben Stokes will captain the side, and Ollie Robinson will miss the 4th Test.
England playing XI for 4th Ashes Test: Ben Duckett, Zak Crawley, Moeen Ali, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (C), Jonny Bairstow (WK), Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
The 4th Ashes Test is a must-win for England, who are currently trailing by 2-1 in the series. If they win, they will keep alive in the series; otherwise, if they lose any match, England will lose the Ashes 2023.
The match will be played at Old Trafford Cricket Ground, which is a traditionally good batting wicket. However, the Weather forecast shows the possibility of rain during the match, so it could be a tricky day for both teams.
Anderson’s Return a Major Boost for England
The return of James Anderson is a major boost for England. Anderson is the world’s leading Test bowler, and his experience and skill will be invaluable for the hosts. He is also a proven match-winner, and his presence in the side will give England a great chance of winning the 4th Ashes Test.
Anderson missed the third Test due to a niggle, but he has been training hard and is fit and ready to go. He is expected to lead England’s Pace attack, and he will be looking to take some wickets and help his team to win the crucial match.
England Need to Win to Keep Ashes 2023 Hopes Alive:
Australia is currently leading by 2-1 in the Ashes 2023 series, so England needs to win the 4th Test to keep their hopes of winning the series alive.
The 4th Test is a must-win for England, and they will need to play their best cricket to achieve victory. They have a good team on paper, but they will need to perform as a unit if they want to win the match.
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