Joe Root: “Throughout the series, it’s been quite challenging to know what to do but with the live grass it’s an opportunity to bowl”
Pat Cummins: “We were probably going to bowl. Pink ball traditionally you try to have a bat. No too upset.”
The Ashes 5th Test, Australia vs England Highlights today, Friday 14-1-2022, from Bellerive Oval, Hobart.
Joe Root won the toss and decided to bowl first.
Australia team: 1 David Warner, 2 Usman Khawaja, 3 Marnus Labuschagne, 4 Steven Smith, 5 Travis Head, 6 Cameron Green, 7 Alex Carey, 8 Pat Cummins (capt), 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Nathan Lyon, 11 Scott Boland.
England team: 1 Rory Burns, 2 Zak Crawley, 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Joe Root (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Ollie Pope, 7 Sam Billings (wk), 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Ollie Robinson, 10 Mark Wood, 11 Stuart Broad.
(last five completed matches, most recent first)
Match Timings: 04:00 GMT | 15:00 Local
Umpires – Paul Wilson, Rod Tucker
TV Umpires – Paul Reiffel
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Donovan Koch
Match number – Test no. 2449