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Big name returns to England XI for Old Trafford Test

England have called up veteran Jimmy Anderson for the fourth Test against Australia at Old Trafford in Manchester.

Anderson, who has missed his third Test at Headingley, will replace Ollie Robinson in the team that beat Australia by three wickets at Leeds.

The 40-year-old’s status in the eleven was put to the test when he returned just three wickets in total in his first two Tests, before resting up for the all-important match at Leeds.

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But at the Old Trafford venue, where Anderson has a good record, he was named in the eleven ahead of fourth. He has scored 37 wickets in 10 tests at the venue since 2004.

England’s Eleven also conceded that Moen beat Ali for third place.

Ali scored just five points in his last two appearances at the position, against Leeds, but that helped Harry Brook further into his desired No. scored an all-important 75 points.

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Australia led the series with his 2-1 lead going into his crucial Fourth Test.

England Eleven: Ben Duckett, Zach Crowley, Morne Ali, Joe Root, Harry Brooke, Ben Stokes (c), Jonathan Bairstow (wk), Chris Walkes, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, James Anderson



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