ENG vs AUS – 4th Ashes Test Prediction 19 Jul 2023
The fourth Test of the Ashes series is set to witness an intense battle between Australia and England.
- With Australia holding a 2-1 lead, they will be determined to secure victory in this Test and prevent England from staging a comeback.
- On the other hand, England aims to achieve a remarkable feat by becoming the first team since Sir Don Bradman’s Australia to reverse sweep the Ashes series.
- Their win in the third Test has kept them in the hunt for a thrilling contest in this historic series.
ENG vs AUS – Ashes 4th Test – Venue Details
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
Date: July 19th 2023
Time: 11:00 (local)
ENG vs AUS – Ashes 4th Test – Team Previews
On Monday, England announced their team selection for the upcoming match, making James Anderson the only change by replacing Ollie Robinson. This decision to bring back Anderson, especially at his home ground where an end is named after him, is a bold move considering his recent struggles in the series. Despite being a renowned seamer with 688 Test wickets, Anderson has only managed to take three wickets in the first two matches he played.
The conditions have been relatively flat, which hasn’t allowed Anderson to have the same impact he had in previous editions of the Ashes when playing at home. In the thrilling 3-wicket victory at Headingley, England put in a tremendous collective effort, notably highlighted by Mark Wood’s impressive display of raw speed.
Jonny Bairstow’s leg injury is affecting both his mobility behind the stumps and his batting. However, England seems determined to maintain faith in Bairstow, who was initially seen as the poster boy for Bazball tactics.
In preparation for the crucial fourth Test of the Ashes series, Australia has made some significant changes to their playing XI. Despite David Warner’s struggles on the tour, the top five from the Leeds Test will remain unchanged. However, Marnus Labuschagne’s recent form has been below his usual high standards, raising some concerns.
Mitchell Marsh’s impactful performance at Headingley has secured his position in the team, leaving Cameron Green without an obvious spot in the playing XI. Various solutions were considered, including the potential omission of Warner due to his difficulties against Broad. Surprisingly, the spinner Murphy has been dropped from the squad, even though Old Trafford is known for being a spin-friendly surface.
In a bid to reclaim the Ashes, Australia has brought back Josh Hazlewood and Cameron Green for the fourth Test in Manchester. Green’s inclusion strengthens the batting lineup, extending it all the way to No. 10, but it also means that Australia will be taking the field without a spinner for the first time in over a decade. With the series at stake, Australia is determined to secure their first series win in England since 2001.
ENG vs AUS – Ashes 4th Test – Probable Playing XI’s
England: Z Crawley, B Duckett, H Brook, J Root, Moeen Ali, B Stokes (Cap), J Bairstow (wk), MA Wood, C Woakes, ST Broad, J Anderson
Australia: D Warner, U Khawaja, M Labuschagne, ST Smith, Mitch Marsh, T Head, Cam Green, A Carey (wk), P Cummins (Cap), Mitch Starc, J Hazlewood
ENG vs AUS – Ashes 4th Test – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
The weather in Manchester played a significant role in the lead-up to the match, with rain interrupting most of Tuesday’s schedule. However, there were hopes that the weather would clear up early on Wednesday. Nonetheless, the forecast indicated that rain might return on Saturday.
ENG vs AUS – Ashes 4th Test – Win Prediction
Australia are still the favourites even after a loss in the 3rd test and should reclaim the Ashes with a win in Manchester.