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| On Jan 12, 2022 11:23 AM IST

AUS vs ENG: Possible Australia Playing 11 for 5th Test

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AUS Playing 11: Australia were held to an entertaining draw in Sydney, as England have atleast avoided a series whitewash. The final Test of the series will be held in Hobart, as Australia look to claim the series, 4-0. Usman Khawaja made a stunning return to Test cricket, scoring twin hundreds at the SCG. However, with Travis Head coming back into the lineup, it will be interesting to see as to who misses out, Khawaja or Marcus Harris.

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  • Travis Head comes back into the starting 11, and will bat at number five.
  • A big decision has to be made on whether to play Usman Khawaja or Marcus Harris. The former is expected to get the nod to open the innings alongside David Warner.
  • Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Scott Boland will lead the pace bowling department.
  • Nathan Lyon starts as the sole spinner for the hosts.

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AUS Playing 11 (likely)


1. Marcus Harris
2. Usman Khawaja
3. Marnus Labuschagne
4. Steven Smith
5. Travis Head
6. Cameron Green
7. Alex Carey (wk)
8. Pat Cummins (c)
9. Mitchell Starc
10.
Scott Boland
11. Nathan Lyon

Usman Khawaja is expected to open the innings alongside David Warner. Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith have been short of runs recently, and will bat at number three and four, respectively. Travis Head, Cameron Green and Alex Carey complete the middle order for the hosts.

Scott Boland, who has had a dream start to his International career, once again accompanies Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins. Nathan Lyon starts as the sole spinner for the Aussies.

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Australia Squad

Australia Squad: Pat Cummins (captain), Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis (wk), Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Neser, Jhye Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner, Scott Boland

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1. Marnus Labuschagne Stats in Ashes 2021/22

Name Matches Runs 50/100
Marnus Labuschagne 4 286 2/1

 

2. Scott Boland Stats in Ashes 2021/22

Name Matches Wickets Average
Scott Boland 2 14 8.64

 

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3.Nathan Lyon Stats in Ashes 2021/22

Name Matches Wickets Average
Nathan Lyon 4 16 23.56

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