The test-day weather is not expected to be excellent. Day 1 and Day 2 may still have some playtime due to periodic rains, but the next few days don’t look too good. Under these circumstances, the contest should be fascinating. Every inning will be dominated by the bowlers from both clubs. Given the clouds, James Anderson might have returned.
There is no evident winner in this close match between the two teams. The home-field advantage for England, the momentum, and the absence of the Aussies’ main spinner gave England a little advantage in our match prediction.
England VS Australia Match Details:
Date: On Wednesday 19 July 2023
Time: 15:30 PM IST
Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
TV: Sony Sports Network
Live Streaming: Sonyliv
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The way his team played in the third Test will make Ben Stokes very happy. Chris Woakes and Mark Wood guided England to a three-wicket win considering the fact that Woakes was unable to complete the contest for the side and was out early.
The Australian captain appears rather confident about turning things around and recovering from their most recent defeat. Cummins is absolutely correct that it will be simple to move on from this setback.
Compared to the Australian team that toured England in 2019, the current squad is more confident. Australia recently won the WTC Final and the first two Ashes Test matches of the series, defeating a formidable India Test side.
Toss & Pitch Report
At Old Trafford, 32 of the 84 Test matches have gone in favor of the team batting first. Although the average scores in the first two innings are rather respectable, chasing on the last day of the Test will be very challenging. Both teams have potent bowling attacks and ought to feel secure enough to hold off an impressive total.
The fourth Ashes Test will take place in Manchester at Old Trafford. The average first-inning score at this location is 332 runs, which should be a respectable number given the weather. Given the cloudy weather, swing bowlers would have a nice outing here.
The pitch is well-balanced and offers support to both bowlers and batsmen. The hitters will be able to play their strokes freely the first few days, and seam bowlers who bowl in the right places may also find movement. On days 1 and 2, there will be a few irregular showers, and the rest of the week will be rainy.
England Predicted Playing XI:
Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Ben Stokes (c), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, James Anderson, Stuart Broad
Australia Predicted Playing XI:
David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Todd Murphy, Scott Boland