LONDON: Australia will enter the fourth one-day clash against England with an all-out pace attack after left armer Mitchell Johnson missed the XI at Chester le Street.
Ben Hilfenhaus and James Pattinson will play their first games of the tour with Australia trailing England 2-0 in the best of five series.
Michael Clarke and David Hussey will share the spin duties with left arm tweaker Xavier Doherty dropped.
Heavy downpours were expected to delay the start significantly but close to a full day’s play is expected.
Australian skipper Michael Clarke said Johnson had injured his right foot but would be available for the final game in Manchester on Tuesday, however his poor return at The Oval (0/43) had already placed his spot in doubt.
England spinner Samit Patel comes in for the injured Grame Swann. (elbow).
England will bowl targeting a seventh straight series win at home.
AUSTRALIA: Michael Clarke (capt), David Warner, Shane Watson, Peter Forrest, George Bailey, David Hussey, Matthew Wade, Brett Lee, Clint McKay, James Pattinson, Ben Hilfenhaus.
ENGLAND: Alastair Cook (capt), Ian Bell, Jonathan Trott, Ravi Bopara, Eoin Morgan, Craig Kieswetter, Samit Patel, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Steven Finn, James Anderson. AGENCIES