England will take inspiration from Ben Stokes’ heroics in the Ashes fourth test.
England to win
England’s record at Old Trafford is remarkable. They have won nine of their last 11 tests at the ground, drawing the other two. There are still question marks as to how both sides will react after the Ben Stokes madness, but England should be buoyed and their record here is solid.
Top England Batsman
Joe Root finally found a bit of form at Headingley with a dogged display with the bat, even if he didn’t quite manage to push on to get his ton. The England captain boasts a spectacular average of 104 at Old Trafford and has score three 50s and one century in his last 7 innings at the ground.