Jason Roy and Craig Overton dropped by England for final Ashes Test

Steve Smith

After leading England on a failed attempt to regain the Ashes, Joe Root has a familiar headache in the fifth and final Test: How do you stop Australia's star batsman Steve Smith scoring buckets of runs?

Roy is one of two changes to the side that lost the fourth Test at Old Trafford on Sunday, with bowler Craig Overton also missing out.

Ben Stokes will play as a specialist batsman due to a shoulder injury.

Smith was seen wearing a pair of glasses while celebrating with his team mates in a huddle during Australia's victory celebrations after the visitors retained the Ashes with a 185-run win that gave them a 2-1 lead in the series. People can make of it what they like, we can't do anything about what people make of it.

They are replaced by all rounder Sam Curran and Chris Woakes.

Leach was an unlikely hero in the third Test at Headingley when he came in at number 11 and helped centurion Ben Stokes chase 359 to win. "As a group last week's result was brilliant and we played very well but the guys are aware this match is bigger than that one, this is our grand final". Root insisted there was plenty still for his side to play for.

Tim Paine, with former captain Steve Waugh as mentor, is hoping to become the first Australian skipper to win an Ashes series on English soil since 2001.


"Experience tells me that when you're doing well, people will try and pick holes in you", said Langer.

"I've got a feeling he might hit a few balls tomorrow".

"I know what direction I want to take this team forward. We'll have the last laugh about that, and I think Steve Smith has definitely put those to rest and he's just done his talking with the bat".

"But he's a huge part of Australian cricket's future, he's a gun young player and he's getting better all the time, so it's disappointing for him that he's not playing this Test match, he'd dearly love to obviously, but we'll go back to Australia, conditions will be different, there's no doubt he's in the top six or seven batsmen in our country".

Smith was the No 1-ranked batsman in Test cricket before he was suspended a year ago by Cricket Australia.

"We are very hungry, we have already spoken a lot about it", he told reporters on Wednesday.

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