England name unchanged squad

England have once again named the same 12 players for the 4th Ashes test at Trent Bridge.

Hampshire bowler Chris Tremlett, still yet to make his debut, is included despite being troubled by a knee injury.

Chairman of selectors, David Graveney said “We are playing some good cricket at present and there is a positive vibe about the team which I am sure the players will be keen to take into the next Test Match. The last two Tests have been extraordinary games which have really captured the imagination of the sporting public and produced scenes around the ground reminiscent of the Oval in 2000 against the West Indies. But back-to-back Tests are also mentally and physically draining for both teams and we are very grateful to the counties for agreeing to Duncan Fletcher’s request that our players should be rested from domestic cricket ahead of the Trent Bridge Test.”

Interestingly, if England were to retain the same side for the final test at The Oval, it would be the first time in 120 years that England will be unchanged throughout an Ashes series.

England’s squad for fourth Test

1 Marcus Trescothick, 2 Andrew Strauss, 3 Michael Vaughan (capt), 4 Ian Bell, 5 Kevin Pietersen, 6 Andrew Flintoff, 7 Geraint Jones (wk), 8 Ashley Giles, 9 Matthew Hoggard, 10 Steve Harmison, 11 Simon Jones, 12 Chris Tremlett.

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