England vs Australia; 3rd Test
The Ashes 2019 Test Matches
Thursday, 22nd– 26th August 2019; 03:30 PM IST.
Test match pitches at Headingley consistently have a touch of something in it for the quick bowlers on Day 1. The pitch can smooth out to help the batsmen on the second and third day. However, the seamers are never fully out of the action.
We could again experience a 4-day Test Match if the pitch is as green as it is being observed right now.
The forecast for Leeds is vastly better than that which beset the second test at Lord’s. Temperatures should be in the 20s, with Friday and Saturday particularly good according to the forecast. The chance of rain is low.
The Ashes 2019 series proceeds at Headingley, Leeds, for the third of five tests. Australia keeps on driving 1-0 in the wake of winning the first match, before a draw at Lord’s. The third game takes place between August 22 and August 26. The match will be live from 3:30 PM IST on all the five days.
England: Team News and Probable Line Up
The English Team will have taken a lot of heart from the last test match, which endured because of the downpour. They had Australia six down in the last session when the match finished in a draw. With ICC World Test Championship points available for anyone, just as the Ashes obviously, this is a key match for the hosts.
None of Joe Root, Joe Denly and Jason Roy have had an effect up until now. Despite the fact that Ben Stokes and Rory Burns have more than compensated for their deficiencies. Their profundity in batting looks good with Stuart Broad and Jack Leach additionally equipped for standing their ground.
Jimmy Anderson is precluded for this Test also with England set to handle indistinguishable line up of players for this game as well. Jofra Archer quieted his pundits during the second Test. And will be key for the English albeit better exhibitions from their batting unit is altogether.
Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach.
Australia: Team News and Probable Line Up
Steve Smith’s fine batting form had put the Aussies in control of this series. Until Jofra Archer’s hostile bowling led to him suffering concussion after being struck in the second test. Marnus Labuschagne became the first concussion substitute in a test-match and gave a very good account of himself.
With Steven Smith ruled out too, the onus is on David Warner to convey the good. With the Aussie opener getting out cheaply in each of the four innings up until this point. Smith’s substitution, Marnus Labuschagne gave a decent record of himself in the second innings of the last match. And should assume a significant job in this one also.
Their bowling unit should remain the same although Mitch Starc is an option with bouncers being the trending topic courtesy of Jofra Archer. Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon will once again be crucial on this surface.
David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine (c, wk), Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Peter Siddle, Josh Hazlewood.
Head To Head
Matches Played- 347
Won by England- 108
Won by Australia- 145
Matches Drawn- 95
Captain/Vice-Captain choice for Fantasy Team
His unfriendly pace bowling had the effect in the second test. He obviously did not intend to harm Steve Smith, however, the speed he was bowling was amazing – the enormous pace bowler took five wickets on his test debut at Headingley.
Three additional wickets in the first innings of the last test match took him to 12 for the series after his match-winning bowling in the first test. The spin bowler could be a key assume if the overhead conditions lend themselves more to the batsman than the pacemen.
Followed up his seven wickets in the first test with six more at Lord’s, including captain Joe Root for a golden duck in the second innings. He has established himself as the stand-out leader of this pace attack.
My Fantasy Team
Wicket Keeper- Matthew Wade
Batsman- David Warner, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne
All Rounder- Ben Stokes
Bowlers- Chris Woakes, Nathon Lyon, Pat Cummins and Jofra Archer
England have a big opportunity to hit back in this third test and it is a chance they must take. The hosts are favourites and showed enough signs in the second test that they can live up to that.