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Australia aim to extend domination over England in 4th Ashes Test

by Saurabh Sharma Dec 25, 2017 • 16:09 PM

Australia will be without pace spearhead Mitchell Starc, who is out with a bruised heel. Starc is Australia's leading wicket-taker in the series with 19 scalps. 

He will be replaced by right-arm pacer Jackson Bird whose last Test appearance was exactly one year back, in the Boxing Day Test against Pakistan.

England will have to make do without the services of seamer Craig Overton, one of their few bright spots on tour thus far. Overton has a fractured rib and makes way for Tom Curran, the 22-year-old quick from Surrey who will be making his Test debut.

Beset by off-field problems and finding Australia too hot to handle on the park, it has been a tour to forget so far for Joe Root-captained visitors. 

England have also been let down by the struggling experienced trio of former captain and opening batsman Alastair Cook, pacer Stuart Broad and spinner Moeen Ali.