ENG vs AUS Ashes 2023: Why is Josh Tongue Not Playing England vs Australia 4th Test? Check England Playing XI

Updated on: Jul 19, 2023 11:20 am IST

Josh Tongue Not Playing ENG vs AUS Ashes 2023 4th Test

England have once again not picked young speedster Josh Tongue for the fourth Test match of Ashes 2023 against arch-rivals Australia beginning from 19 July, 2023 being played at the Emirates Old Trafford Manchester. Hosts England will surely be feeling very much high on momentum especially after that incredible 3-wicket comeback victory against Australia in the third Test match. With that win, England have kept themselves alive and kicking in the five-match Test series with a current scoreline of 1-2  in Australia’s favour.

Why is Josh Tongue Not Playing England vs Australia 4th Test?

It has been announced that Josh Tongue once again misses out from the England playing 11 for the ENG vs AUS 4th Test match Ashes 2023. After having picked up a total of five wickets in the second Test match against Australia that was just his 2nd Test match at the Lord’s, the 25-year-old speedster was reportedly rested according to the press release by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Now with Ollie Robinson not fit, it is veteran pace bowler James Anderson who has made a comeback in the England playing XI for the fourth Ashes 2023 Test match and Tongue has been left out once again. In 2 Tests, the youngster has picked up as many as 10 wickets that includes an excellent five-wicket haul on debut against Ireland.

Much on the expected lines, the pace duo of Mark Wood and Chris Woakes performed exceptionally well on comeback to lead England towards a fighting victory, that is why they have retained their spots in the side. Unfortunately, Josh Tongue will have to warm the bench once again and wait for his opportunity.

England Playing XI

1. Ben Duckett
2. Zak Crawley
3. Harry Brook
4. Joe Root
5. Ben Stokes (C)
6. Jonny Bairstow (wk)
7. Moeen Ali
8. Chris Woakes
9. Stuart Broad
10. Mark Wood
11. James Anderson

England squad for Fourth Test of Ashes 2023

Ben Stokes (c), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Dan Lawrence, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, Josh Tongue, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Moeen Ali.

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