AUS vs ENG: Josh Hazlewood In For Scott Boland! Tim Paine Names His Australia Playing XI For Manchester Test

Tim Paine

Former Australia captain Tim Paine has predicted that he will play XI for Australia for the fourth test in Manchester. Tim Paine wants Australia to make just one change replacing pacemaker Scott Boland with Josh Hazlewood.

australian pacemaker Josh Hazlewood was dropped in the third test of ENG vs AUS at Headingley. Scott Boland was elected on his behalf. However, the right-arm pacer did not get any wickets in the match. Furthermore, Boland was the only Australian bowler not to take a single wicket in both innings.

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Tim Paine predicts Australia’s Playing XI for the Manchester test

During the Tassie Breakfast Show on Sports Entertainment Network, Australia’s former wicketkeeper Tim Paine chose Australia’s playing XI for the fourth test of ENG vs AUS. He just made a change to replace scott boland with Josh Hazlewood. The right-handed hitter also retained David Warner as a starter.

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“I know that Andrew McDonald, George Bailey and Tony Dodemaide want their players to feel that they have their absolute trust. So my team for the fourth Test in Manchester is: Usman Khawaja, David Warner stays next, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head at five,” said Tim Paine.

“I stay with Mitchell Marsh at six, Alex Carey at seven, Mitch Starc at eight, Captain Patty Cummins at nine, Todd Murphy at 10 and at number 11 I go back to Josh Hazlewood. So the trade there is Hazlewood for Boland,” the 38-year-old further added.

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Interestingly, the former wicketkeeper-batsman for Australia has also remained an all-rounder cameron green out of the playing XI. Due to discomfort, Cameron Green was rested in the third Test at Headingley.

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Mitchell Marsh replaced him as an all-rounder and he hit a century and picked up 2 wickets in the match. Now, there are doubts about who will take the field between the two in the next clash in Manchester.

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Meanwhile, the fourth ENG vs AUS test is scheduled to start on July 19 (Wednesday). The match takes place at the Emirates Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester. Australia leads the 2023 Ashes series 2-1.

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