Australia opt to field in final Ashes Test

London, Sep 12 : Australia captain Tim Paine won the toss and elected to bowl in the fifth and final Ashes Test against England beginning Thursday at the Kia Oval.

Australia have made two changes in their Playing XI — Mitchell Marsh replaces Travis Head and Peter Siddle comes in place of Mitchell Starc.

England had already announced their Playing XI on Wednesday as they brought in Sam Curran and Chris Woakes for Jason Roy and Craig Overton.

Australia currently lead the five-match series 2-1 and have already retained the Ashes Urn.

Playing XI: England: Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow(w), Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad

Australia: Marcus Harris, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine(w/c), Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood


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