Langer keeps Australia waiting for the fourth Ashes Test team

LONDON: Australia coach Justin Langer keeps his players waiting to meet the team for the fourth ash test against England

Langer's team faces England at Old Trafford this week with the ashes tied at 1-1 in the five-game series.

England's remarkable victory at Headingley in the third round has given the contest new life and could force Australia to make changes.

They seem sure to make at least one change, with star hitter Steve Smith available again after suffering a concussion after an England Jofra Archer goalie in the second game at Lord's.

Pacemen Mitchell Starc & Peter Siddle We also hope to participate.

Langer was giving few clues away as to Australia's likely selection at Monday's press conference & said his players are still in the dark as well.

"The players don't know yet. We're going to tell them before dinner tonight & then it will probably be public after that," Langer said.

We are very clear in 12, we are not so sure in 11. Sorry, I can not give you more, but it is probably better to tell the players before you

The twelfth man will be one of the bowlers. We are very clear about the batting.

Former Australia captain Smith has scored a combined total of 378 runs in three innings in the series so far, with a notable average of 126.

Smith was back on the field in last week's tour match against Derbyshire, scoring 23 in his only visit to the crease, & Langer hopes he can now pick up where he left off in the Test series.

"I've just thrown to him for about half an hour & he's moving really well, so we're all hopeful that he gets back into the zone, or hits the ball in the middle of the bat," Langer said.

"He's shown that throughout the summer. He's been batting well, so let's hope he can continue that. It's important for our team & it's just nice knowing that he's back in the team."