Ashes Series 2023, England vs Australia Pitch Report And Playing 11: The first Test match of the historic Ashes series between England and Australia will be played in Birmingham today. According to Indian time, this match will be played from 3.30 pm. Know how the playing eleven of England and Australia can be in this match.
Both Anderson and Broad can get a place in the playing eleven
In the first Test in the England team, both fast bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad can get a place in the playing eleven. Apart from this, the third fast bowler can be Oli Robinson. In such a situation, speed star Mark Wood may have to sit on the bench.
On the other hand, the responsibility of the spin department will rest on the shoulders of Moeen Ali, who has returned from retirement. Moeen was included in the Test team after the injury of the main spinner Jack Leach. Apart from this, Johnny Bairstow will handle the responsibility of wicketkeeping. Talking about batting, the batsmen who played the only test against Ireland will be part of the playing XI in this test as well.
Josh Hazlewood may return
The playing XI with which the Australian team entered the final of the World Test Championship, the same team can be in the first Test against England today. However, there can be a change in this as well. Fast bowler Josh Hazlewood may return to the team.
Edgbaston pitch report
The pitch at Edgbaston in Birmingham is considered helpful for both batsmen and bowlers. However, fast bowlers can prove to be fatal on this pitch. It is believed that it is very difficult to bat on the first two days in Edgbaston.
Possible playing XI of England- Ben Duckett, Jack Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Moeen Ali, Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad and James Anderson.
Possible playing XI of Australia- David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Scott Boland/Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon.