England has brought back James Anderson and put Ollie Robinson on the bench to improve their chances in the fourth. Most important Ashes Test against Australia at Old Trafford. Anderson, who is 40 years old and didn’t play in the third Test win at Headingley, will join the team on his home ground. After having back spasms in Leeds, Robinson was deemed healthy enough to play in Manchester. England chose the more experienced Anderson instead.
Australia is ahead in the series 2-1, so England needs to win to get the Ashes back. Ben Duckett, Zak Crawley, Moeen Ali, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, and James Anderson will all play for England in the fourth Test. Moeen Ali will bat at number three. He was moved up the order during the second innings of the thrilling three-wicket win at Headingley.
Ashes: James Anderson replaces Ollie Robinson in the fourth Test
Harry Brook, who played third in the first innings of that game, will stay at number five. He scored 75 runs that won the game in the second innings. James Anderson, who has taken more wickets for England than any other player in history, had a hard time making a mark in the first two Tests, both of which England lost. Anderson only got three wickets against the Australians when he returned from a groin injury while playing for Lancashire.
This was because the pitches at Edgbaston and Lord’s were too slow. Anderson wants to break his streak of not playing in a Test win against Australia since 2015 when he returns to Old Trafford. Old Trafford has not been a good place for England to play against Australia. The last time they won, there was in 1981. Four years ago, the hosts won in Manchester, meaning they kept the Ashes.
The Test’s prediction is unclear, and England had to train indoors on Monday morning because of bad weather. Australia hasn’t announced their team yet, and there are questions about the opener David Warner, who is under a lot of pressure, and the all-rounder role. Warner scored 66 in the first innings of the second Test, which showed that he was in good shape.
However, he struggled in the next game and was out for four and one when Stuart Broad got rid of him. Cameron Green was hurt and couldn’t play in the Leeds Test. His replacement, Mitchell Marsh, scored a century at Headingley and is set to keep his spot in the team.