ENG vs AUS – 3rd Ashes Test Prediction 06 Jul 2023
The Ashes Series, which has been ongoing for the past three weeks, has witnessed an impressive showcase of cricketing skills by the Australian side.
- They have managed to stun England with their remarkable performance in the first two test matches.
- On the other hand, England has struggled to maintain the momentum they had established in the previous year, resulting in their defeat in both games.
- In the opening test, Australia emerged victorious by two wickets, and they followed it up with a 43-run win in the second test.
ENG vs AUS – 3rd Ashes Test – Venue Details
Venue: Headingley, Leeds
Date: July 6th 2023
Time: 11:00 (local)
ENG vs AUS – 3rd Ashes Test – Team Previews
In the ongoing Ashes Series, England has faced challenges in executing their Bazball strategy effectively. Both their bowling and batting departments have struggled to make an impact. Zak Crawly has displayed excellent performances in the first innings of both tests, although he hasn’t been able to convert them into big scores.
Ben Duckett, on the other hand, has been a standout performer with an impressive innings of 98 runs in both matches. Ollie Pop’s injury in the previous game rules him out from batting in the one-down position. There’s uncertainty regarding Dan Lawrence taking his place, as the decision is yet to be confirmed. England has the option of starting either Root or Harry Brook in the number three position.
Ben Stokes showcased his brilliance with a phenomenal knock of 155 runs in the last game. While Jonny Bairstow showed effectiveness with the bat in the first test, his stumping skills and wicketkeeping have been questionable. The availability of a fit Moeen Ali is great news for England, as he can fill the role of a bowling all-rounder.
In the last two matches, the Australian team demonstrated a strong strategic approach to their test cricket. Usman Khawaja has been exceptional at the top of the order, emerging as the leading batsman of the Ashes series based on his performances in the first two tests. While David Warner had promising innings in both matches, he was unable to bat for long periods.
Unfortunately, Marnus Labuschagne has struggled to find his form and has had a disappointing series so far. However, Australia’s batting lineup has been successful overall, with runs being scored consistently across innings. The team suffered a setback when their premier spinner was ruled out due to a calf injury, impacting their bowling unit significantly.
Todd Murphy, a young spinner, will step into his position. Pat Cummins, on the other hand, delivered outstanding bowling performances in both tests. Mitchell Starc, initially not selected for the opening match due to concerns about his economy, proved himself with an impressive six-wicket haul in the second test.
The participation of Josh Hazlewood in this match remains uncertain, as he has never played three consecutive games in the previous three years. Scott Boland is set to replace him, which will be a valuable addition to the team.
ENG vs AUS – 3rd Ashes Test – Probable Playing XI’s
England: ZK Crawley, B Duckett, H Brook, J Root, B Stokes (Cap), JB Bairstow (wk), Moeen Ali, C Woakes, S Broad, O Robinson, M Wood
Australia: Steve Smith, Travis Head, Alex Carey, Chris Green, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Scott Boland, Todd Murphy, Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne
ENG vs AUS – 3rd Ashes Test – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
One of the best batting surfaces England has ever had is Headingly. The opening few overs will provide some help for fast bowlers. Bowlers may also find some traction on the Leeds surface in cloudy conditions. However, it is mostly a batting haven where batters rule all five days of a test match.
ENG vs AUS – 3rd Ashes Test – Win Prediction
Australia are on the brink of its first Ashes win on English soil in 22 years and should take this at Headingley.