David Warner’s spot in the team is now being questioned in the aftermath of Mitchell Marsh’s excellent return to the Australian team. Selection for the Old Trafford Test has become complicated by Marsh’s amazing century on the first day of the Headingley Test, which made it tough for the selectors to ignore him.
Further aggravating the selection process is the fact that Cameron Green, who missed the Headingley Test due to a slight hamstring strain, is expected to play again.
Warner had shown some important contributions earlier in the series, despite his recent double defeats at Headingley, where he was dismissed by Stuart Broad’s persistent bowling. Notably, his tenacious 66 on the testing first day at Lord’s showed his ability to manage difficult batting conditions.
The team is going to utilize the time off before the Old Trafford Test to reconsider their choices and avoid playing a series-deciding game at The Oval, says Australian skipper Pat Cummins.
Josh Hazlewood’s availability is a possibility for Old Trafford Test
Josh Hazlewood’s availability and Green’s comeback, which would provide Australia a full roster, were pointed out by Cummins. Warner’s spot in the starting XI is currently uncertain in light of Marsh’s outstanding play and Green’s likely comeback.
Marsh’s impressive century, his third against England, took just 102 balls to complete, and he additionally had two wickets to his name. Cummins agreed that considering his outstanding performance in the previous Test, leaving him out would be difficult.
The Australian team will take benefit of the extended break between the Test matches to rest up and get ready for Old Trafford. Having taken part in all four of the matches so far, Cummins indicated that he is still on track to play in all six Tests on the tour.
On the other hand, Ollie Robinson of England is currently uncertain because of back problems he experienced during the Headingley Test.
The upcoming Old Trafford Test is of the utmost significance to both teams as the Ashes series is tightly poised at 2-1. As they attempt to put together the best XI capable of preserving the Ashes trophy, the selectors must make a difficult choice regarding Warner’s position in the side.