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The Ashes: England Retains Same Line-up for the Final Test at The Oval

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Location: The Kia Oval Date: Thursday, 27 July Time: 11:00 BST
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The same squad has been chosen by England for the fifth and concluding Ashes Test that will kick off at The Oval on Thursday.

Australia, currently leading the series 2-1, held on to the Ashes when the fourth Test resulted in a draw at Old Trafford.

England’s goal is to equalize the series 2-2, while Australia is eyeing their first outright series triumph in England since 2001.

Potential changes to England’s initial XI could mean opportunities for seamers Ollie Robinson and Josh Tongue.

England Team: 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).

The upcoming match could potentially mark the last home Ashes Test for several England players, if they are selected.

The subsequent series on UK soil is not until 2027, implying that players such as James Anderson, 40, Stuart Broad, 37, Mark Wood, 33, and Chris Woakes, 34, might be playing against Australia for the last time.

Spinner Moeen Ali, 36, is not likely to extend his career beyond this series, having returned from Test retirement to substitute for the injured Jack Leach.

The following Ashes series on Australian grounds will take place in the winter of 2025-26.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Final Ashes Test

When and where is the fifth LV Insurance Ashes Test between England and Australia taking place?

The fifth LV Insurance Ashes Test is set to happen at The Kia Oval on Thursday, 27 July at 11:00 BST.

Who is leading the series currently?

Currently, Australia is leading the series with a 2-1 score.

Has England made any changes to their squad for the final test?

No, England has named an unchanged squad for the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval.

Are any England players potentially playing their final home Ashes Test?

Yes, this match could potentially be the final home Ashes Test for several England players, including James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood, and Chris Woakes due to their ages.

When is the next Ashes series set to take place in the UK?

The next Ashes series in the UK is scheduled for 2027.

Is there any player who came out of retirement for this series?

Yes, spinner Moeen Ali came out of Test retirement to cover for the injured Jack Leach. This series is likely his last.

When and where is the next Ashes series after this?

The following Ashes series will take place in Australia during the winter of 2025-26.

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CricketFan101 July 24, 2023 - 2:14 pm

woaahh! final Test already. Come on England, lets level this up.

BarbaraCricket July 24, 2023 - 4:43 pm

Can’t believe Moeen came out of retirement just to cover for Leach. Great player and dedication there.

Yorkshirelad July 24, 2023 - 6:48 pm

Looks like the next generation is stepping up for England. Here’s to a bright future for the squad.

BowlingMaster July 24, 2023 - 7:52 pm

Looks like the Aussie’s learned a thing or two from Bazball, haha! Good on them. Let’s hope the English lads pull it back this time round.

SportsAnalystMike July 25, 2023 - 1:40 am

englands gotta make some changes if they want to draw… Robinson and Tongue could be the difference.

AussiePride July 25, 2023 - 6:01 am

Australia’s got this!! We’re taking the series home this time, just you watch, mates.

AshesLover July 25, 2023 - 1:06 pm

Broad and Anderson, real legends of the game. Could be the last time we see em in ashes. End of an era 🙁


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