ENG vs AUS, Ashes 2023 Live Score: England Win Toss, Opt To Bat Against Australia

ENG vs AUS, 1st Ashes Test, Day 1 Live Updates: England captain Ben Stokes won the toss and opted to bat against Australia in the first Test of the five-match series at Edgbaston in Birmingham. With their ultra-aggressive brand of cricket, England have forced the rest of the world to sit up and take notice, with 11 wins in 13 Tests since captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum joined forces last year.  But doubts persist as to whether their policy of all-out attack can work against arch-rivals Australia, who only last week hammered India by 209 runs at The Oval to win the World Test Championship final. England have already named their XI for the Test.

England: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (capt), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Moeen Ali, Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

Australia: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (capt), Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Scott Boland

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