After their historic victory at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in 2019, things have not gone according to plan yet, but their spirited performance at Lord’s will give them hope for the third Ashes test at Headingley.
Today 22 Aug 2019 3rd test match of Men’s Ashes will take place at Headingley, Leeds, England on 11:00 am local time. The Men’s ashes 2019 series is still on the way and Australia have the lead with first test win. On other hand 2nd match has been closed without result so England is positive to level the series of 5 test matches.
With a 0-1 deficit in the five-game series and a draw England wants to equalize the series in Leeds.
Head coach Trevor Bayliss admitted they could reconsider their 12-player squad. With Jason Roy at the top of the leaderboard, hosts may consider opening with skipper Joe Root or Jonny Bairstow to take on that role in their White Ball cricket. James Anderson is still not in the mix for the third test; He will instead play for Lancashire’s second XI, where his performance will be judged.
Steve Smith’s absence is a blow to Australia as he recovers from a concussion. Marnus Labuschagne scored an impressive 59 after being called up as a substitute at Lord’s, but he’ll have big shoes to fill: Smith is the top scorer in the series and has been the main difference between the two teams so far.
Josh Hazlewood’s strong return is positive for the visitors. Australia now has to decide whether to get James Pattinson or Mitchell Starc while pausing another pacemaker.
Can you name a bowler who made a bigger impression on his Test match debut than this man? pic.twitter.com/OgiA44w7Ni— ICC (@ICC) August 18, 2019
Remember what happened in last test ?
The second test at Lord’s was exciting, though much of the test was lost to rain. Smith played 92 in the first innings, while Archer made a memorable debut. On Cricket’s first replacement for a concussion, Labuschangne replaced Smith after the former captain was hit in the head by an Archer doorman during the first innings. Rory Burns seems to be at the forefront of the job, while Pat Cummins and Hazlewood are celebrating fiery comebacks for the Australian XI.
England Coach Trevor Bayliss Said
“We believe we currently have the best seven fights in England … Whether we can change that and improve the lineup, I’m not sure, but we’ll certainly discuss it “
Travis Head Said
“There were a few things I was not so happy about Lord, but there were some really good things, so you just try to keep the good things longer and do more consistently.”
Weather Conditions | 3rd Test England vs Australia | Headingley, Leeds, England
The forecast shows occasional showers for the first day. Rain is expected to stay away for the rest of the test. In the past, the Pacer dominated in Headingley, and Fred Trueman and Stuart Broad led the charts of the leading wicket takers in testing.
Team Squads Of England and Australia
Final playing XI squads will announce after toss.
On Same day 2 more test matches between four test cricket nations.