After registering a brilliant and huge 185-run victory over England in the fourth Ashes 2019 Test match in Manchester to retain the prestigious Urn for the first time in England in 18 years, Australia are surely on a big high. They have named just one change in their 12-member squad and that is the inclusion of Mitchell Marsh in place of Travis Head.
The Australian fast bowlers have been at their very best in the four Test matches played so far in the series. The duo comprising of Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood have been the main workload handlers. Cummins has played all the four games, while Hazlewood has been in the side since the Lord’s Test.
Thus, Marsh has been drafted in the team in order reduce their workload and help them lead an injury-free career. On the other hand, Head has definitely got some starts in this series but has failed to convert them into big scores and this might be the reason for the axe. In the fast bowling department, James Pattinson has once again been ignored and Peter Siddle has been named in the 12-member squad.
Australia’s 12-member squad for the final Ashes 2019 Test
David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Mitch Marsh, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine (c, wk), Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.