The England national cricket team has announced its squad for the fifth and final test of the Ashes 2023. England have made no changes to the 14-member squad that were part of the last test. That’s why, Ben Stokes will lead the team in the final game.
AUS vs ENG, 5th Test of Ashes 2023, starts on July 27 (Wed). The match venue is London’s Kennington Oval Stadium. England trail 2-1 in the series before the final game. The hosts need to win the final clash to tie the series.
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England reveal squad for fifth Ashes Test 2023
England named an unchanged squad for the 5th Ashes Test 2023. Therefore, all the players who played in the last game will also take the field during the final match. Below is the England squad for the 5th Ashes Test 2023.
England squad for the 5th Ashes Test 2023: 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.
An unchanged England squad for the final match was highly anticipated as the home team put in a marvelous performance in the previous test in Manchester. england surpassed Australia in both bowling and batting and could have won the game as well had rain not interfered with the match on the final day.
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England dominated Australia in the qualifier
England edged Australia by 317 in the first innings. Later, they posted 592 in response to take a 275-run lead. In the second entry, Australia it made it 214-5 when rain affected the game. The final day faded away with England failing to win the match despite an impressive show in the encounter.
Despite the same squad, however, there may be some changes to the England XI at the Oval Test. For example, pacemakers james anderson he was not very successful in the 4th test taking only 1 wicket.
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The right-arm pacer also struggled in the first two games, taking just 3 wickets in 4 innings. Therefore, England could drop the legendary pacemaker in the final clash. Interestingly, England dropped Anderson in the third test and it was the only game they had won.
Meanwhile, Australia need to tie or win the 2023 5th Ashes Test to clinch the trophy. Australia won the first Test by 2 wickets and the second Test by 43 runs. They lost the third Test by 3 wickets while the fourth Test ended in a draw.