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England’s roaring comeback in this weird, wacky and wonderful Ashes series was put to a halt by the Manchester rain. In what was likely to be just a three-day Test looking at the forecast in the lead up, England, led by Zak Crawley, put on a magnificent show at Old Trafford to make a mockery of World Test Champions Australia.

While the urn remains in Australia’s grasp, there is little doubt the hosts will be motivated to stop themselves from become the first England team since 2001 to lose an Ashes series at home. They faced an identical scenario in 2019, where they rallied to win the last Test well and salvage the series 2-all.

However, contrary to belief among some England pundits and supporters, the series has been closely fought. In fact, the first three Tests were the second-closest as a group in Ashes history. Indeed, this series deserves a classic finish, with England determined to play smarter cricket than they did during the fatal first two Tests.

But, just as England’s response will be under the spotlight, so will Australia’s after a poor showing at Old Trafford. Their field placements and bowling tactics came in for a hammering down under, unable to stop the bleeding in Pat Cummins’ most difficult match as captain to date.

Cummins is in need of a rest given his mental and physical workload in recent weeks. However, given he is captain and a series win is at stake, he will likely have to face the music again. How he performs as leader of the team and bowling attack could define Australia’s fortunes at The Oval.

England, no doubt, have the momentum. They start as favourites. But, one feels Australia are too good to be so bad twice in a row. Australia’s approach to new batsmen will be interesting to see, as they let every England player get a start with easy runs early in their innings, including Zak Crawley who made a memorable 189.

Ashes 2023 5th Test: ENG vs AUS Possible Playing XIs

England have named the same XI as the Old Trafford Test.

Chris Woakes, despite feeling ‘extremely sore’ following the fourth Test, will play. Also, the hosts have stuck with James Anderson.

England: 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 have calls to make. The absence of a specialist spinner hurt them dearly at Old Trafford. So, they are likely to select Todd Murphy.

However, who makes way will be interesting. If Mitch Marsh is fit, Cameron Green could then be dropped for the first time in his Test career.

Also, how much longer can Australia ignore Michael Neser? Given Mitchell Starc had some injury concerns at Manchester, the left-armer could make way. Otherwise, there is a possibility Neser comes in for Josh Hazlewood.

ALSO READ: Predicted Australia XI for 5th Ashes Test at The Oval

Australia: 1. Usman Khawaja, 2. David Warner, 3. Marnus Labuschagne, 4. Steve Smith, 5. Travis Head, 6. Mitchell Marsh, 7. Alex Carey (wk), 8. Mitchell Starc, 9. Pat Cummins (c), 10. Todd Murphy, 11. Josh Hazlewood/Michael Neser

Ashes 2023 ENG vs AUS 5th Test Dream11 Prediction: Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

England:

  • Zak Crawley is coming off an absolute blinder at Manchester. He scored 189 off 182 balls. If Australia bowl mostly at his pads once again, expect the England opener to score well.
  • Crawley has had the better of Pat Cummins. In 251 balls, Crawley has struck 195 runs at an average of 97.50.
  • Joe Root, who put on a double-century stand with Crawley, averages 44.80 in nine Tests at The Oval. This is slightly lower than his averages at other grounds in the country.
  • Ben Stokes has hit a century and two fifties in his past five innings. If he gets through the seamers, expect the England captain to take on Todd Murphy, if selected.
  • Mark Wood, who has been outstanding, has Steve Smith’s number. He dismissed Australia’s great batsman twice at Manchester; one LBW and one with the short ball.
  • Chris Woakes has taken 12 wickets in two matches at an average of 19.50 in this series.
  • This will be the last time Stuart Broad and David Warner go head-to-head in an Ashes Test. Broad, who averages 31.39 in 13 Tests at The Oval, has dismissed the opener 17 times in Test cricket.

Australia:

  • Can Marnus Labuschagne’s superb Manchester hundred be the catalyst of an Australian top order revival? Australia’s number three has now struck 306 runs this series at an average of 38.25 with six consecutive 20+ scores.
  • Steve Smith has had a quiet series by his standards. Australia need him to fire. He loves batting at The Oval, with 546 runs in four Tests at an average of 91.00 including three hundreds.
  • Along with Smith, Travis Head hit a century in the World Test Championship Final against India on this ground. His middle order partner, Mitchell Marsh, has been magnificent since coming back into the team: 4 inns, 228 runs, avg. 76.00.
  • The spotlight is on Pat Cummins. Australia will be well-served having Cummins nag away in the channel to Joe Root. The Australian captain has dismissed England’s number four 11 times in Tests at an average of 23.10.
  • Will Australia pick Michael Neser? Neser has scored 487 runs (avg. 71.16) and taken 20 wickets (avg. 26.15) in the 2023 county season.

Other Stats and Facts

  • In the last four Ashes Tests at The Oval, England have won two, Australia one, with one draw.
  • Harry Brook has made five 30+ scores in seven innings this series (32, 46, 50, 4, 3, 75, 61).
  • The Oval isn’t one of Ben Stokes’ favourite hunting grounds. The skipper averages 33.22 in five Tests (299 runs).
  • Chris Woakes vs David Warner in England: 53 balls, 32 runs, two wickets.
  • Usman Khawaja (377) sits behind only Zak Crawley (385) in the run-scoring chart. But, Khawaja has not crossed fifty in his past five innings. Will he get back in the runs?

Kennington Oval Pitch Report and Weather

London’s weather is in the spotlight. There is rain forecast throughout the Test, but hopefully there should be a result. The highest probability of rain is on day five, with day one also having a greater than 50% chance of precipitation throughout the day.

ALSO READ: The Oval London weather forecast for 5th Ashes Test

The average first innings score at the ground since 2013 is 320.6. Australia scored 469 in the recent World Test Championship Final against India. Also, teams batting first have won 60% of the matches on this ground in the past decade, so spin could be key.

Two days out from the fifth Test, the surface had a light covering of grass. While it looks a bat first pitch, the overhead conditions may tempt either captain to bowl. However, overcast weather is also expected on day two.

Ashes 2023 5th Test ENG vs AUS Dream11 Prediction Today Match 27-31 July 2023

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Ashes 2023 5th Test ENG vs AUS Dream11 Prediction

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Ashes 2023 5th Test ENG vs AUS Dream11 Prediction

Ashes 2023 5th Test Match Prediction – Who will win?

Expect a better performance by Australia. However, England have the momentum and confidence. England are well-placed to win and level the series 2-all, as per the series prediction.

Charbel Coorey
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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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