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Boland to make debut on home turf

Victorian fast bowler Scott Boland will make his debut in the Boxing Day Test at the MCG.


Boland makes the final XI along with skipper Pat Cummins who returns replacing Michael Neser and Jhye Richardson who is out with a leg complaint.


Josh Hazlewood has not proved his fitness after suffering a side strain in the opening match in Brisbane.


Speaking to the media Cummins confirmed the changes.


"Jhye and Nes were a little bit sore after Adelaide so we've decided to go with Scotty," Cummins said.


"It's a luxury to have someone like him, fresh and ready to go."


England have made four changes for the must win match to keep them alive in the series.


Opener Rory Burns and paceman Stuart Broad have been dropped, along with Ollie Pope and Chris Woakes.


Bowlers Mark Wood and Jack Leach will return to the XI, while Zak Crawley and Jonathan Bairstow will play their first Tests in this series.


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