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Burns & Curran in for final Ashes Test

Published: 11th September, 2019

Surrey duo Rory Burns & Sam Curran will both be making a career first when they play for England in the final Ashes Test at The Kia Oval, starting on Thursday.

Club captain Burns has 11 Tests to his name so far but this match will be his first international appearance at his home ground, after Joe Root confirmed the XI on Wednesday.

Curran has played in 10 Test matches so far but never before in an Ashes match, having been named in the squad throughout this current series without making the final team until now.

The left-handed all-rounder and Warwickshire man Chris Woakes both come into the side in place of Jason Roy and Craig Overton after defeat at Emirates Old Trafford last week ensured Australia retained the Ashes.

With the score now 2-1 in the series to the tourists, the series is still alive but with a series draw the best possible result for England; Australia will keep hold of the Ashes they won in the 2017/18 series down under.

All five days of the Specsavers Ashes Test at The Kia Oval are sold out but you can enter the ballot to be at the ground for our 2020 internationals here.

FULL TEAM FOR FIFTH TEST (in alphabetical order)

Joe Root (c)

Jofra Archer

Jonny Bairstow (wk)

Stuart Broad

Rory Burns

Jos Buttler

Sam Curran

Joe Denly

Jack Leach

Ben Stokes

Chris Woakes

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