England has dropped jason Roy and Ben Stokes May Perform a specialist batsman in the final Ashes Test against Australia at The Oval.
Stokes was confined to 10.5 overs at Old Trafford last week after injuring his right shoulder in Australia’s first innings and are not going to bowl south London from Thursday because England look to make a 2-2 series draw.
Sam Curran was hailed as a fourth largest seam-bowling choice to cover, meaning batsman Roy – who has scored only 110 runs from the show at an average of 13.75 – manufactures manner, although Chris Woakes has additionally been remembered instead of fellow paceman Craig Overton.
England captain Joe Root said:”It is always tough to leave guys out but Stokesy picked up a shoulder injury in the last game.
“He will not have the ability to bowl the overs you would generally expect him to and I believe it would be a danger to take him into the game as a fourth seamer.
“He may have the ability to bowl a few overs here and there but his batting is, as this series has showna huge portion of this side and he rightly deserves to be from the group because a top-four batter.
“With that we have needed to alter the balance of the side along with Jason is the unfortunate one to overlook.
“Jason has an opportunity to come in and play Test cricket and get a feel for it and it’s not gone as he would have enjoyed, but I’m sure he will go off and work really hard and come back again.
“That’s what you expect of men when they get left out. I am sure he will have that mindset. He will want to prove a point and put himself back.
“He is very conscious of where he’s at and what he needs to do to get himself in the best spot to do in Test cricket.”
Australia – that retained the Ashes on Sunday using a victory in Manchester – will make at least one alteration using all-rounder Mitchell Marsh coming for spinner Travis Head and batsman.
Peter Siddle has been named in a group, and will be hoping to split up the pace attack of Mitchell Starc Pat Cummins along with Josh Hazlewood.
“The bowlers bowled a great deal of overs [at Old Trafford] so bringing in Mitchell will relieve a good deal of the workload on them,” said Australia captain Tim Paine at his press conference.
“It was a difficult call on Travis, who’s made a fantastic start to his Test career, however we just need a little more bowling thickness on what seems like a excellent wicket and to be able to look following big fast bowlers.
“Mitchell also has two Test countless so we have complete faith in him with the violin .”
Paine’s unwanted will be looking to win the Ashes series outright for the very first time in England as 2001, when Steve Waugh captained the Baggy Greens into a 4-1 victory and lead the series 2-1.
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