The Ashes squads are locked in for the fifth Test with England fighting for pride and a draw after Australia retained the Ashes thanks to a downpour at Old Trafford last time out.


England trail Australia 2-1 but despite flashes of brilliance over the last couple of outings, they are unable to claim a series victory.

Jimmy Anderson is the big talking point ahead of the line-up announcement. He has struggled for wickets during this series with just four taken across three Test matches so far, but plenty will want to see him given a final Ashes appearance with the superstar bowler set to turn 41 on Sunday and his career on the verge of an ending.

England's batting line-up usually picks itself, with Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett to continue their fledgling opening partnership, while Moeen Ali looks set to cling onto the unfamiliar No.3 spot following Ollie Pope's injury.

Australia are likely to keep faith in David Warner at the top of the order for a swansong appearance in England. He has been tormented by Broad in English conditions, and is set to retire from cricket over the course of the next year.

More like this brings you a full round-up of the England and Australia squads for The Ashes 2023.

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England team – 5th Test line-up

4th Test XI

  1. Zak Crawley
  2. Ben Duckett
  3. Moeen Ali
  4. Joe Root
  5. Harry Brook
  6. Ben Stokes (C)
  7. Jonny Bairstow (WK)
  8. Chris Woakes
  9. Mark Wood
  10. Stuart Broad
  11. James Anderson

Australia team – 5th Test line-up

4th Test XI

  1. Usman Khawaja
  2. David Warner
  3. Marnus Labuschagne
  4. Steve Smith
  5. Travis Head
  6. Mitch Marsh
  7. Cameron Green
  8. Alex Carey (WK)
  9. Mitchell Starc
  10. Pat Cummins (C)
  11. Josh Hazlewood

England Ashes squad 2023

Ben Stokes (Durham, captain), Moeen Ali (Warwickshire), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Harry Brook (Yorkshire), Zak Crawley (Kent), Ben Duckett (Nottinghamshire), Dan Lawrence (Essex), Ollie Robinson (Sussex), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Josh Tongue (Worcestershire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham).

Australia Ashes squad 2023

Pat Cummins (captain), Steve Smith (vice-captain), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Todd Murphy, Matthew Renshaw, Mitchell Starc, David Warner.

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