Aussies batting, Shaun Marsh recalled

Australia will bat first in the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge, where Shaun Marsh has been recalled at the expense of brother Mitch.

Michael Clarke, after winning the toss, will bat at No.5 in a rejigged order.

“Shaun has always batted in front of me in the Test line-up,” Clarke said.

“That’s what we feel is best for the team.”

Mark Wood will open the bowling in his fifth Test for England, having replaced injured veteran Jimmy Anderson.

“We are going to miss Jimmy but, domestically, Mark has an outstanding record here for Durham. He’s raring to go and fully fit,” captain Alastair Cook said.

Overcast skies and humid conditions will ensure the ball is hooping early.

The tourists, who will relinquish the urn if they lose in Nottingham, have made one change to the XI, thumped by eight wickets at Edgbaston.

Selectors opted to shore up the side’s batting stocks after they were skittled for 136 on day one of the third Test.

Shaun Marsh was promoted after scoring centuries against Kent and Derbyshire in his only two games on tour.

Mitch Marsh, who managed scores of zero and six at Edgbaston, was axed despite Australia’s long-held preference for an allrounder.

It’s been almost 18 months since Australia played a Test without an allrounder, when Shane Watson missed two matches in South Africa due to injury.

The results were mixed; a 281-run win in Centurion followed by a 231-run loss in Port Elizabeth.

Australia: David Warner, Chris Rogers, Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Michael Clarke (capt), Adam Voges, Peter Nevill, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon

England: Alastair Cook (capt), Adam Lyth, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood, Steve Finn.

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