After the third defeat in the series, England has included the experience fast bowler Stuart Broad in the lineup alongside James Anderson. Suffering back-to-back defeats, England has brought in the X-factor to boost their lineup. Ollie Robinson likely to miss the third test match after Shoulder niggle is confirmed according to reports.
“With regular players having injuries issues it’s right time to bring the best bowler in the team,” Thorpe told to Cricket Australia.
Experience fast bowler returns after misses the two test matches. Broad has expressed his concerns after misses the previous test matches.
“Quite surprised to miss the two test matches. With conditions offering assistance to the bowlers. Part of only test match that’s disappointing,” Stuart Broad said to Daily Mail.
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England skipper Joe Root (253) has the leading run-scorer for the team alongside Dawid Malan (202). Surprisingly the paceman Starc has more runs in the series than most England batsmen. The top 3 slots have consumed by Australian bowlers whereas the 4th and 5th are England bowlers.
England XI for Sydney Test: Zak Crawley, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood, James Anderson.
The fourth test match to be commenced on 5th January at Sydney Cricket Ground.
Australia XI for Sydney Test: Marcus Harris, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland