Star Player Returns To England XI For Old Trafford Test Against Australia

In a crucial move, England has decided to recall veteran bowler Jimmy Anderson to play XI for the fourth Test against Australia at Old Trafford in Manchester. Anderson, who was rested for the third Test at Headingley, will replace Ollie Robinson from the team that secured a thrilling three-wicket victory over Australia in Leeds.

The 40-year-old Anderson’s position in the XI was questioned after a relatively modest performance in the first two Tests, where he took just three wickets. As a result, he was given a break for the crucial third Test. However, with the series finely poised, Anderson has been included in the team for the fourth Test at Old Trafford, where he has historically performed exceptionally well. Throughout his career, Anderson has claimed 37 wickets in 10 Tests at this ground, with his first appearance dating back to 2004.

In addition to Anderson’s return, there is a notable change in the batting order. Moeen Ali has been responsible for batting at No. 3. Although he only managed five runs in his previous outing in that position during the second innings at Leeds, this move allows Harry Brook to bat lower down the order at his preferred No. 5 slot. Brook made a valuable contribution of 75 runs batting at No. 5 in the previous match.

With Australia leading the series 2-1, the fourth Test at Old Trafford is a pivotal encounter for England. The inclusion of Jimmy Anderson brings his experience and skill back into the team. At the same time, the batting order adjustment aims to provide stability and maximize the contributions of the middle order.

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All eyes will be on Old Trafford as England aims to level the series, and the presence of Anderson will undoubtedly bolster their bowling attack and add to the excitement of the highly anticipated match.

England XI: Ben Duckett, Zak Crawley, Moeen Ali, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (c), Jonathan Bairstow (wk), Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

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