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Usman Khawaja was left from Australia’s 12-man team with this week’s fourth Ashes Test against England.
Steve Smith replaces Khawaja, who batted at number three throughout the show but handled a mean of just 20.33 out of his six innings.
Smith missed the third Test at Headingley.
His place is kept by marnus Labuschagne .
Starc, that was the leading wicket taker at the World Cup earlier this season, impressed against Derbyshire Australia’s tour match week, taking seven wickets. With James Pattinson rested He’s likely to contend with Peter Siddle for a Spot in the assault.
Even though holders Australia will retain the Ashes when they win either of the two Tests the five-match string is level at 1-1 after England’s epic one-wicket victory at Headingley.
The fourth Test starts on Wednesday.
Australia XII for fourth Exam: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Matt Wade, Tim Paine (c, wk), Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.
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Analysis and view from the BBC’s cricket correspondent.