Scott Boland was an injury doubt for Australia but he appears to have regained match fitness, which means Australia had to make only one change – Travis Head for Marcus Harris. Usman Khwaja will be promoted to the top of the order. England though have a raft of changes. Sam Sam Billings will come in for Jos Buttler, who has gone home with a broken finger, while Ollie Pope, Rory Burns, Ollie Robinson, and Chris Woakes return to the side. Rain had delayed the toss, which was won by Joe Root who opted to bowl first.
🏏 ENGLAND WIN TOSS & BOWL 🏏
🔘 After a toss delayed by half an hour, Joe Root puts Australia in on a green surface in Hobart.
🔘 Sam Billings in for debut as England make five changes – Burns, Pope, Woakes and Robinson also come in.#Ashes live blog 👇
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) January 14, 2022