England Wins The Toss, XIs Confirmed

Marsh in

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Joe Root has won the toss for England and chosen to bat first.

Meanwhile, the Australian XI has been confirmed for the first Ashes test.

Shaun Marsh has taken his spot in the team despite a sore back, meaning the Aussies go in as planned.

Australian XI:

David Warner

Cameron Bancroft

Usman Khawaja

Steve Smith (c)

Peter Handscomb

Shaun Marsh

Tim Paine (wk)

Mitchell Starc

Pat Cummins

Josh Hazlewood

Nathan Lyon

 

England XI:

Alastair Cook

Mark Stoneman

James Vince

Joe Root (c)

Dawid Malan

Moeen Ali

Jonny Bairstow (wk)

Chris Woakes

Jake Ball

Stuart Broad

James Anderson

 

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