I don’t want to be all Marckee about it, but the wiki article might be pretty useful:
England bat quite a long way down the order though, with the four players you mentioned occupying positions 6-9 respectively. Stokes, Bairstow and Ali possess the kind of attacking flair capable of taking the game away from the opposition over the course of one session. Woakes is a peculiar one: he bats at number 9 but his technique is quite orthodox. In England’s second innings at Headingley, he frustrated the opposition while Ali scored at c. a run a ball.
The problem England have is that they lack the opening batsmen with the patience and application to grind 70 runs in 30 overs for the loss of one wicket. Trott was one of the last players to possess that quality. Malan actually managed this in the last test, thus wearing out both the ball and the pace attack.
Personally, given the lack of batting options, I’d say that they could do worse than just sticking with the top 5 they’ve got for a few matches. Can’t be much fun going in to bat knowing that one mistake will get you dropped.