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    Ashes, AUS vs ENG 4th Test: Star bowler dropped by England, Usman Khawaja gets a chance after three years

    New Delhi. Australia and England (Australia v England) The fourth Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground from January 5 (Ashes series) Will play. Australia are 3-0 up in the series after winning the Ashes. Both Australia and England have announced their squads for the fourth Test. Both parties have changed one by one. Scott Boland, the hero of the Melbourne Test (Scott Boland) However, captain Pat Cummins has confidence. Middle order batsman Travis Head, who got corona positive, has been replaced by Usman Khawaja in the Australian team. At the same time, England dropped their star bowler Oli Robinson from the team. Robinson has been replaced by veteran bowler Stuart Broad (Stuart Broad) Will play

    Australia have retained Scott Boland, the hero of last match’s win. Boland made his Test debut in the third match in Melbourne. The 32-year-old fast bowler took 6/7 in the second innings as England’s second innings was torn apart like a pack of cards. Australia won the Ashes with two matches left. Veteran pacer Josh Hazlewood will miss the third match in a row due to injury, ending the ongoing controversy over Boland’s place in the XI.

    Australia have made a change of squad for the match to be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Middle-order batsman Travis Head will not be able to play in this match after he tested positive for Covid-19. He was replaced by Usman Khawaja. Khwaja has returned to the team after 2019. Australia captain Pat Cummins said on Tuesday that Hazelwood and Joey Richardson had practiced bowling but were still not fully fit. “She’s not 100 percent fit,” Cummins said. We gave Hazlewood the full opportunity. We don’t think he can play at full power right now.

    “It’s no secret,” said Pat Cummins. He would have played the same if Josh Hazlewood had been found but Scotty (Boland) would not have been better off after last week’s great performance. I am really happy that Scotty will play in this match. “

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    England’s James Anderson and Stuart Broad have both been named in the fast bowling department. Broad has played just one match in the series so far, much to the surprise of Australian players. Oli Robinson has to sit down. The main concern for England is their batting as none of their batsmen are performing well without skipper Joe Root but his top order is unlikely to change.

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    England team: Hasib Hamid, Jack Crowley, David Malan, Joe Root (C), Ben Stokes, Johnny Bairstow, Jos Butler (Wicketkeeper), Mark Wood, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

    Australia team: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschen, Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja, Alex Carey (wicketkeeper), Cameron Green, Pat Cummins (C), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon and Scott Boland.

    Tags: Ashes Series, Ashes Series 2021-22, Australia v England, Cricket news, Oli Robinson, Stuart Broad


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