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Australia drop selection bombshell ahead of final Ashes Test

Macquarie Sports Radio News

Australia have sensationally axed batsman Travis Head on the eve of the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval.

All-rounder Mitch Marsh will replace the co-vice-captain in the 12-man squad for the last Test of the series.

With the pitch expected to be batter-friendly, selectors have opted to give the bowlers extra support.

Spearhead Pat Cummins is still reportedly in doubt amid concerns around the injury-prone quick’s workload throughout the four Tests played so far.

Meanwhile, England have run out of patience with Jason Roy, replacing him with all-rounder Sam Curran.

Craig Overton will also make way for fellow bowler Chris Woakes.

Ben Stokes is expected to play as a specialist batter because of a persistent shoulder injury.

Australia will be looking to cap off the Ashes tour with a win after a successfully retaining the Ashes in Manchester.

(Image: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

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