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Curran set to play for England, Marsh for Australia


Sam Curran will play the fifth and the final Test in the Ashes while Mitchell Marash has been added to the 12-man squad for Australia.


The Ashes test series is inching today an end as the fifth and the final Test set to begin. The hosts are desperate to end the series on high with a win after they failed to win the Ashes while Australia look to win the series as well along with retaining the Ashes.

Bowling all-rounder Sam Curran has finally got an opportunity into the side for England. Chris Woakes, who was rested for the last Test also replaces Craig Overton, who showed brilliant resistance in the fourth Test and almost saved the game for the hosts. They have also left out Jason Roy after his disappointing show throughout the series.

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Meanwhile, Australia have announced a 12-man squad where skipper Tim Paine has assured that Mitchell Marsh will play. He has replaced Travis Head. The rest of their squad remains unchanged, with James Pattinson continuing to miss out with Peter Siddle.

England (Playing XI):Joe Root (c), Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Jack Leach, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes.

Australia (12-man squad):David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Mitch Marsh, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine (c, wk), Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Mitch Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.

 

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