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AUS vs ENG LIVE: Australia, England seek to silence critics as Ashes returns amid controversy – Follow Live Updates

AUS vs ENG LIVE: Australia, England seek to silence critics as Ashes returns amid controversy – Australia and England will resume the oldest rivalry in the history of cricket when they face off in the first Ashes Test match starting on December 8. The five-match series returns after two years, following the last iteration, was played in England in 2019. In what is expected to be a high-octane series, both teams will hope to star and clinch the urn with controversies having dominated headlines heading into the 1st Test. Follow Insidesport.in for all Ashes LIVE updates. 

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AUS vs ENG LIVE: Australia, England seek to silence critics as Ashes returns amid controversy – Follow Live Updates

Australia and England have had their fair share of controversies as they head into the first Ashes Test at the Gabba, starting on December 8. England cricket hits the reset button with the case of Azeem Rafique, a teammate of captain Joe Root at Yorkshire, speaking out on the racist abuse he suffered at the County over the years.

As for Australia, they head into a new era with Pat Cummins appointed as the new captain, following Tim Paine resignation following the revelation of his sexting scandal. Paine also withdrew from the squad citing a mental health break, meaning that Australia now have a debutant in Alex Carey donning the gloves. Steve Smith’s elevation to the vice-captain’s spot has also been a talking point in the build-up to the series.

Australia will be keen to retain the Ashes after their 2019 win, and will hope to bounce back from their loss to India at home. England meanwhile will hope to seek revenge and win a rare series Down Under.

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AUS vs ENG LIVE: Australia, England seek to silence critics as Ashes returns amid controversy – Follow Live Updates

AUS vs ENG LIVE: Ashes 1st Test pitch and weather report 

The Gabba Test will be disrupted by rainfall, with heavy rainfall expected for the first three days and the final day of the match. Weather is set to be overcast meaning the pacers will have favourable movement on a hard pitch. The curators have left a decent amount of grass on the surface further aiding seam movement, and one can expect it to be a closely fought game.

AUS vs ENG LIVE: Ashes 1st Test playing XI

Australia playing XI: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon.

England probable XI: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson, Mark Wood

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