The only alteration to the lineup that surrendered the Ashes last week was the recall of veteran bowler Stuart Broad to partner Jimmy Anderson in the fourth Test against Australia in Sydney on Tuesday. The seamer replaces Ollie Robinson, who has been re-energized for a slugfest in which the travelers are playing for pride after three straight losses in Brisbane, Adelaide, and Melbourne. Fans can buy Australia vs England Test Tickets from our website.
Robinson is the only England bowler to have appeared in all three previous Tests, although he was forced to withdraw with a shoulder injury after England’s humiliating innings-and-14-run loss in Melbourne. Chris Woakes is also battling with a shoulder issue, which has ruled him out of a return.
It allowed Broad, who will bat with Anderson for only the second time this series following Adelaide, to join an attack that also includes Mark Wood and spinner Jack Leach.
We felt it was very risky to go into the fourth Test with a pair of youngsters who have niggles, said batting coach Graham Thorpe, who is acting as a caretaker coach with Chris Silverwood recuperating after a family member caught Covid. So, therefore, it was right to carry Stuart back in. Ben Stokes will add support to the spell and Thorpe said he hoped the star all-rounder would lastly make his mark after an unsatisfactory tour so far.
On the day of the match, he told journalists at the Sydney Cricket Ground, I anticipate we’ve got a couple of captive tigers pending into this competition, Ben existence one of them and Stuart Broad another. It’s critical to get the players in the appropriate frame of mind. I believe they want to put on a show for themselves and the group as a whole.
The batting line-up that was skittled for just 68 in their second battings last week remained unchanged, with openers Haseeb Hameed and Zak Crawley both present. Dan Lawrence was the only other front option left in the series after Rory Burns and Ollie Pope was dropped following the second Test in Adelaide.
We’ve got a chance to put in a really excellent performance this week at a fantastic cricket venue,’ Thorpe added.
England team for 4th test: Haseeb Hameed, Zak Crawley, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Mark Wood, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, James Anderson