James Pattinson and usman Khawaja Are dropped from Australia to the Ashes Test at Old Trafford since Mitchell Starc and Steve Smith come to the squad.
Australia are put to make two changes to the side that was beaten by Ben Stokes’ innings at Headingley in the next Ashes Test.
Quick bowler Starc enters the squad using Pattinson dropping out, leaving himself, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Peter Siddle for its 3 pace bowling places for the match which starts at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
His inclusion was anticipated after an impressive show in the tour match against Derbyshire of Australia week — a match where Khawaja was named captain — shooting seven wickets in the game.
Khawaja drops from the group after featuring in the first three Tests at No 3, but he’s paid the price for a mean of just 20.33 from his six innings in the set.
Later he recovered from the concussion he suffered by a Jofra Archer bouncer which struck him in the throat during the second Test at Lord’s khawaja’s location is going to be taken from the returning Smith.
Marnus Labuschagne, who was Smith’s substitute, retains his spot in the team following top-scoring in innings for the Aussies at Leeds.
Australia are currently seeking having been denied what appeared a victory from Stokes and his unlikely partner Jack Leach, in the crease.
David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Matt Wade, Tim Paine (c, wk), Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.
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