The Ashes 2023 is making headlines every day with some thrilling and controversial moments. Australia is currently dominating the series with two consecutive wins and England needs an inspiration to bounce back and prove to the critics that Bazball is the best. The third Test from the Ashes is scheduled to begin at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on 6th July.
Even after giving a tough fight in the first two Tests, England has witnessed a disappointing result. All the eyes are now on the third Test as the hosts are expected to make a comeback in the series.
Australia made headlines with their aggressive performance in the first two Tests against England. They are on the verge of a historical win and the visitors will be eyeing to clinch the series by winning the third Test as well. The top bookmakers in India have Ashes odds on their platform.
After winning the toss, England decided to bowl first and the decision didn't work in their favour in the previous fixture. In the first inning, Ollie Robinson and Josh Tongue picked up three wickets each. The start for English batters was average but Ben Duckett provided a balance by scoring 98 runs in 134 balls at a strike rate of 73.13. Harry Brook also played a cameo by scoring a half-century. Stuart Broad stunned everyone by picking up 4 wickets in the 2nd inning of English bowling but even after Ben Stokes’ 155 runs innings, England ended up losing the match by 43 runs.
Joe Root, Ben Duckett, and Stuart Broad will be playing a crucial role help England bounce back in the third fixture.
Predicted Lineup: Ben Duckett, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Josh Tongue, Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson
The Australian squad is not stepping back from showcasing their real aggression against the hosts. Batting first, David Warner showed some positive signs in both innings after failing to make an impact in the first Test. However, it was Steve Smith who was in the spotlight by scoring 110 runs with a strike rate of 59.78. The expensive economy of Cameron Green will be a major concern for the team management but Mitchell Starc picked up a total of 6 wickets in the fixture. Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood dominated with 3 wickets each in the 2nd inning to help Australia score a win.
Nathan Lyon will be out of action because of his injury in the 2nd Test and he is expected to be replaced by Todd Murphy.
Predicted Lineup: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Todd Murphy, Josh Hazlewood, Scott Boland
England has shown some signs of positivity in both Tests and they are giving Australia a tough fight. Australia has a good batting depth with their primary players regaining the form at the right time. However, we predict the Bazball will show its magic in the third Test and England will register their first win in the series.