England vs Australia – Ashes 4th Test: Start time, live stream, TV channel, and teams from Old Trafford – The Sun

THE Ashes crosses the Pennines to Manchester after Ben Stokes' Headingley heroics kept the fight for the urn alive.

The England all-rounder's innings was arguably one of the greatest Test knocks of all time and levelled the series at 1-1 as Joe Root's side pulled off a pulsating one-wicket victory.

Australia need to pick themselves up after the disappointment of losing despite bowling the hosts out for just 67 in the first innings in Leeds.

When is the Ashes 4th Test?

THE whole country has Ashes fever as the series heads to Old Trafford.

This fourth Test will take place between Wednesday, September 4 and Sunday, September 8.

Day One sees the toss at 10.30am, with play due to start on each day at 11am.

90 overs are scheduled to be bowled – but as ever in England, the weather could play a part.

Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?

YOU can catch every ball exclusively live on Sky Sports Ashes and Main Event here in the UK.

Sky won the rights to show England Test matches back in 2006 after the epic 2005 Ashes series which Michael Vaughan's side won 2-1.

Coverage will begin each day from Manchester at 10am.

If you're a Sky customer, download the Sky Go app to watch wherever you are.

And if not, you can still watch the entire Test on your mobile, tablet, games console or TV box by grabbing a NOW TV pass from just £8.99.

What is the team news?

AFTER missing Headingley because of a concussion, Aussie star batsman Steve Smith is set to return to the team.

Marnus Labuschagne was a more than capable replacement at No4 and the Australian selectors may drop the out-of-form Usman Khawaja to accommodate him in the struggling batting lineup.

All-time wicket taker Jimmy Anderson has lost his fitness battle after pulling up in the first Test at Edgbaston and will miss the rest of the series.

There are still question marks over Jason Roy and his suitability for the long-form of the game, with Joe Denly moved to the opener position and Roy down to No4.

Craig Overton is the surprise replacement for Chris Woakes.

England team (confirmed)

Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Joe Root (c), Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (w), Jos Buttler, Craig Overton, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach.

Australia squad

Tim Paine (c), Cameron Bancroft, Pat Cummins, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, James Pattinson, Peter Siddle, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner.

Betting odds

  • England to win the fourth test: 13/10
  • Australia to win the fourth test: 13/8
  • Draw: 13/5
  • Steve Smith to score a century in the Test Match: 7/4
  • Jofra Archer to get 5 wickets in an innings: 6/1
  • England to win the Ashes: 7/5
  • Australia to win the Ashes: 2/1
  • Drawn series (Australia to retain Ashes): 19/10

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