LEEDS, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Australia batter Mitchell Marsh celebrates his century during day one of the LV= Insurance Ashes 3rd Test Match between England and Australia at Headingley on July 06, 2023 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Australia have confirmed their XI for the fourth Test of the Ashes series, with Todd Murphy dropped in favour of an all-out pace attack.

Mitchell Marsh, who presented a case of being almost undroppable after scoring a century during Australia's loss in the third Test at Headingley, has been picked alongside the returning Cameron Green.

Marsh had replaced Green through injury at Headingley.

With Murphy, who had replaced the injured Nathan Lyon for the third Test, out, it means Australia head to Old Trafford without a frontline spinning option.

Instead, Travis Head, Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne will have to step if any part-time spin is required for captain Pat Cummins and his side.

Zero Wicket analysis has recently revealed Manchester is a spinner's graveyard unless your name is English spinner Moeen Ali, who suggested during the week Australia would be missing a trick to leave Murphy out.

Australia will benefit from the move in the batting stakes though, with Marsh, Green and wicket-keeper Alex Carey to bat at six, seven and eight, before Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc bat at nine and ten.

It has also been confirmed that Josh Hazlewood will come back into the side for Scott Boland.

"Nathan Lyon is the greatest offspinner we've ever had so it's not quite apples for apples," Cummins said in explaining the call to leave Murphy out.

"We are really excited by Todd, we think he's fantastic. I would have loved to use him a bit more last week, (but) conditions just favoured pace bowling.

"We played a Test in Hobart last year in the Ashes where Nath didn't bowl an over. It's all conditions based.

"We are really excited by Todd, we think he's a gun, we love having him around, he's got a big future. It was more conditions the way I used him, as opposed to how he bowled."

Australia's XI for the fourth Ashes Test

1. David Warner
2. Usman Khawaja
3. Marnus Labuschagne
4. Steve Smith
5. Travis Head
6. Mitchell Marsh
7. Cameron Green
8. Alex Carey (wk)
9. Pat Cummins (c)
10. Mitchell Starc
11. Josh Hazlewood