The fourth test of the Ashes test series will be between Australia vs England and the game will be played at The Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne from December 26. Here is the preview of the game in the Australia vs England, 4th Test, Match Preview:
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Timing: 5:00 AM (Dec 26)/ 11:30 PM GMT (Dec 25) / 10:30 AM Local Time
Australia Squad:Steven Smith(c), David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Jackson Bird
England Squad: Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Joe Root(c), Dawid Malan, Gary Ballance, James Vince, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Mason Crane, Ben Foakes, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Jake Ball, Craig Overton, Tom Curran
The Aussies have Steven Smith(c), David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine as their main batsmen in the lineup. The Aussies have been seriously impressive in this series and have hardly allowed the visitors to take any control apart from a few sessions. The Aussie selectors have been proven right by the players specially by Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh. Both the brothers have played match winning knocks specially at crucial situations of the games. Mitchell Marsh played a blinder at the WACA. The Aussie skipper has been a star and proved why he is regarded as the best in the world. He made a flawless double ton on a batting paradise at the WACA to almost seal the win for the hosts. The Aussie bowling has been brilliant just like the batting. Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazelwood were the stars from the bowling department in the last game. Hazelwood’s bowling blew away the visitors in the second innings.
Nathan Lyon and Cummins also chipped in with timely wickets.
The England team has Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Joe Root(c), Dawid Malan, Gary Ballance, James Vince, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes as the main players to do the job with the bat. The senior English batsmen have been silent this series. Alastair Cook, Joe Root have not scored big. Dawid Malan, Mark Stoneman and Jonny Bairstow have been the plus points for the England side. Cook desperately needs to get runs up the order. The bowling however has been quite decent as Broad and Anderson have played their parts in putting Aussies in trouble. The prediction is clearly of a Aussie win.
The prediction is of an Australian win with 70-30 chances of winning. This was the preview of the game. Please leave your comments and suggestions in the box below.