England have recalled the veteran, James Anderson for the fourth Ashes Test against Australia at Old Trafford on Wednesday. He will replace Ollie Robinson for the important test match. It is the only change from the side that won the third Test to reduce Australia’s series lead to 2-1 with two to play. England have to win both matches from here to win the series on home soil. One more win for Australia will see the visitors win the series in England for the first time since 2001.
Harry Brook will remain at number five while Moeen Ali will come to bat at no 3 just like he did in the Headingley. Anderson, who has the third-highest number of Test wickets of all time, was dropped for the third Test after taking just three wickets for 226 runs in the first two matches of the series.
Brook played a significant part in England’s run chase, where he scored 75 off 93 balls to shepherd the side to victory. Mark Wood, Chris Woakes, and Stuart Broad will be in the rest of the bowling lineup, alongside Anderson.
Wood and Woakes both made their first appearance in the series in the third Test match and had a brilliant outing. Wood took seven wickets and scored 40 runs off 16 balls in the match, while Woakes took six and scored 42 including the winning runs. England will hope that Anderson is able to get back to the rhythm at his home ground during the fourth Ashes Test.