England retained an unchanged squad for the fourth Ashes Test against Australia. The great Old Trafford is the venue of the fourth test which will start from July 19. After losing the first two Tests, England bounced back with a three-wicket win at Headingley. They have to win the fourth Test in Manchester to keep the series alive ahead of the fifth test at the Oval in London. The Man of the Match of the third test, Mark Wood will surely lead the attack alongside Chris Woaks & Broad, although it is yet to be confirmed whether James Anderson would feature in his hometown.
England have to decide whether James Anderson will return to his home ground after missing the third Test. Josh Tongue could come in after his five wickets at Lord’s as Robinson sustained an injury on day one of the third Ashes Test. There is still no inclusion of Ben Foaks in the team.
Mark Wood will be the key figure at Old Trafford. He marked his return to the Ashes with a player-of-the-match award in Leeds. Wood took match figures of 7-100 and hit 40 vital runs from just 16 deliveries.
England Squad for the 4th Ashes Test:
Ben Stokes (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Dan Lawrence, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, Josh Tongue, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.