Australia have made one change in their squad for the fifth and final Ashes Test against England in Hobart from Friday. The hosts have included Travis Head in the squad. Marcus Harris has to walk out after Head returns. Captain Pat Cummins has confirmed Head’s inclusion in the squad.
Travis Head will come into the team for Marcus Harris.
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) January 13, 2022
The Kangaroos have not yet made any disclosure about their bowling attack and it is believed that there may be a change in the bowling department after the fitness test of fast bowler Scott Boland. Australia lead 3-0 in the ongoing five-match Ashes series against England. The fourth Test of the series ended in a thrilling draw.
JUST IN: Marcus Harris has been dropped for the final Ashes Test
Usman Khawaja will open with Travis Head returning in the middle order
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) January 13, 2022
Travis Head did not play in the fourth Test played in Sydney as he was ruled out of the team due to Corona. But after returning in the fifth Test, he can bat with Usman Khawaja. Khawaja scored 137 in the first innings and 101 not out in the second innings in Sydney. At the same time, Harris has scored 179 runs in the first four matches of the series at an average of less than 30. After Head comes, Khawaja can open while Head can bat at No. Khawaja has a stellar record in the opening so far and has scored 484 runs in 7 innings, including two centuries and two half-centuries.