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Usman Khawaja was left from Australia’s 12-man team against England.
Steve Smith replenishes Khawaja, who batted at number three throughout the show but handled a mean of simply 20.33 from his six innings.
Smith missed the third Test at Headingley.
Marnus Labuschagne retains his place following three.
Starc, that was the leading wicket taker at the World Cup this season, impressed against Derbyshire at Australia’s tour game week, carrying seven wickets. With James Pattinson rested, he is likely to compete with Peter Siddle for a place in the attack.
When they win both of the two Tests, though holders Australia will retain the Ashes the five-match show is level at 1-1 after England’s epic one-wicket success at Headingley.
The Test begins 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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