England team captain Joe Root has announced the playing XI for the fourth test of Ashes which is scheduled to take place 4th September to 8th September. The Test will take place in Old Trafford on Wednesday for which the team has announced the playing11.
England has made a single change in the team in which Somerset bowler Craig Overton has replaced the team’s pacer, Chris Woakes. Overton plays for Somerset Country Club, he is an all-rounder who bowls right-arm medium-fast and does right-handed batting.
The comparatively new player in the England team, Overton has so played three test innings against Australia in which he has taken 6 wickets with an economy rate of 3.83. While handling the batting side he scored 98 runs in six innings.
Three Lions captain Joe Root has also decided and thereby announced that Joe Denly will move to the top of the batting order and do the opening along with Rory Burns. Whereas team set batsman Jason Roy is set to bat at No.4.
England team playing XI:
Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Joe Root (c), Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (w), Jos Buttler, Craig Overton, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach.
England with the help of an exceptional batting from Stoakes’s side has leveled the series with 1-1 while chasing the target of 359 at Leeds. While Ben Stoakes made an unbeatable 135*, their fast bowler Jofra Archer took his maiden five-wicket haul in the debut test.
Australia on the other side has welcomed its most consistent performer Steve Smith who has been ruled out in the previous test because of the injury sustained n the neck.
The fourth Ashes test will start from tomorrow in Manchester.