Eng vs Aus, 5th Ashes Test: Preview

Match Previews

With the series already done and dusted, the hosts will look to at least level it up or to go for a draw in order to gain some valuable points. Meanwhile the Aussies will look to gain some more points so England stays low on the table & on confidence plus they will get to keep the coveted Ashes Urn in a more stylish way i.e. a 3-1 series victory. The former Aussie Captain looked in great joy and uttered few words of kindness for his blokes & himself; Steven Smith: It feels amazing to know the urn is coming home. Incredibly special. I have been here a few times, things haven’t gone our way and we haven’t performed to our best of ability in 2013 and 2015. To come back here, I always wanted to tick off my bucket list to get the urn over here. Obviously there is another game and we would like to win that. Extremely satisfying. 

So, lets hope we get a another fitting Test before the action shifts to India for the Home Series against South Africa.

Pitch- The match will be played at Oval Cricket Ground, London. The pitch here is usually flat and tend to offer assistance to spinners in the latter days of the game.

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Time- 3:30 PM IST; Date- 12 Sep 2019

Broadcast- The match will be Broadcasted Live on Sony Ten, Sony Ten HD, Sony Six, Sony Six HD & on Sony Liv App.


England- With only couple of days between matches, the selectors have stuck to the 13-man squad which played the 4th Test. However, changes to the XI are being considered with Stokes likely to play as specialist batsman due to shoulder injury and Chris Woakes or Sam Curran likely to get in place of a batsman to complete teams requirements.

Playing XI- Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Joe Root (c), J.Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (Wk), Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach


Australia- The visitors are gutted with proud and are unlikely to make changes to their perfect Test side and they are hoping that Warner also gets going as that will be an icing on cake.

Playing XI- David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine (c & wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

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