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Battle between Archer, Smith likely will decide destination of Ashes

Battle between Archer, Smith likely will decide destination of Ashes”

Archer is key to England's hopes of winning the series and, if he hits his stride at Old Trafford, could make a mockery of his odds of [4.6] to be the top series wicket taker.

Ben Stokes played one of the greatest innings to seal one of the most dramatic victories and the momentum is well and truly with the hosts, who are [2.64] favourites to win the series ahead of the start of the fourth Test on Wednesday.

"Think about Muhammad Ali getting his bike stolen (as a child)". They won that Test match, so we felt a bit like it'd been stolen from us.

Australia have to win one of the last two Tests, or draw both, to retain the Ashes in England for the first time since 2001.

The brilliant off-spinner has moved into third on Australia's all-time Test wicket takers, passing fast bowling great Dennis Lillee this series, but there were fears the devastating nature of the third Test defeat could rock his confidence.

"Australia will have 99 per cent felt they were regaining the Ashes with 70 runs needed at Headingley", Broad said. "Now we've got to work out what we're going to do, and use that as fire".

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'To see a full house at Headingley and on day four was probably the first time I've seen that for a long time, and to hear more than 15,000 tickets here have already been sold for day five... it's a great place to be. Make no mistake about it, Starc is a game-changing bowler who can make life hard with his swingers and yorkers.

The historic Old Trafford Cricket Ground serves as the battleground for the fourth Test, with the confirmation that former Australian captain and run machine Steve Smith will return to the side following a concussion suffered at the hands of a Jofra Archer bouncer.

"Well, I can't get him out if he wasn't there", Archer said following his six-wicket grab at Headingley.

Australia 12-man squad: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Matt Wade, Tim Paine (c, wk), Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.

England will also tweak its batting lineup with Joe Denly swapping spots with Jason Roy.



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