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England vs Australia Third Test: Official Starting Eleven, Live Coverage

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The Ashes is back for the third test as England takes on Australia live at Headingley, Leeds, in a ‘must not lose’ match for the host if they want to have any chance of retaining the trophy.

While the Three Lions were riding high on confidence after their world cup win last month, it has been the visitors who have impressed with their performances and managed to take a 1-0 lead in the series.

As per the current scenario, Australia only needs one more win to retain the Ashes trophy, while England needs to win at least 2 of the remaining 3 games without losing any more matches.

For the host, Jason Roy could be a doubt for this test after being hit on the helmet in the nets. Although the 29-year-old passed the concussion test, Ollie Pope has been called in as a cover, just in case.

Meanwhile, Chris Woakes is another player who could be rested at the expense of Sam Curran.

For the visitors, Marnus Labuschagne replaces Steve Smith who misses out this game due to a concussion after being hit on the head by a Jofra Archer bouncer.

Cameron Bancroft is another one who could be replaced by Marcus Harris, although, he might just get another opportunity to stake his claim.

In the bowling department, James Pattinson will come in the side at the expense of Peter Siddle, but Mitch Starc might just miss out yet again.

OFFICIAL STARTING ELEVEN

England have won the toss and have opted to field

England (Playing XI): Rory Burns, Jason Roy, Joe Root(c), Joe Denly, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow(w), Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach

Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine(w/c), James Pattinson, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

Credits: Cricbuzz

HOW TO WATCH

The match will be live on Sky or you can watch it online

WHEN IS IT

England vs Australia, Day One, will kickoff Live at 11:00 BST

PREDICTION

England came into their zone during the second innings of the last test match and the hosts will like to continue their momentum against a Steve Smith less Australia.

While this would be an enthralling contest, we expect the series to be leveled up at 1-1 after the end of the third test between England and Australia live at Headingley, Leeds.

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