The Ashes 2023: The 3rd Test match of The Ashes 2023 series between England Vs Australia will be played at Headingley in Leeds.
After a narrow defeat in the 2nd Test match at Lords, Ben Stokes and his will look to bounce back to save the series.
This red ball game will be played from Thursday, 6th July 2023 to July 10th Monday 2023.
England needs to rethink their Bazball approach with the bat and also the short tactics with the ball for the 3rd red ball game of this series.
The home side is trailing 0-2 down in the series and if they allow the game to slip away again, then Stokes and Co might end up losing the series against the new WTC Final winners, Australia.
England’s batting had lacked stability and in order to get some quick runs, they have allowed the game to drift away. Joe Root, Harry Brooks and Ben Stokes will be the key players for the home side.
In the bowling department, they weren’t smart enough to rattle the Australians. Even though the short ball barrage worked for them. But the England bowlers were too predictable with their lines and lengths.
James Anderson had no impact in the first two matches of the Ashes 2023 series. Anderson needs to be rested and Mark Wood would be his ideal replacement.
While Ollie Pope has been ruled out of this red ball series. Now England can bring Ben Foakes back as a keeper and let Jonny Bairstow play only as a batter.
The hosts, England can also include Moen Ali in the third Test match. Moen Ali did a decent job in the first Test match at Edgbaston. The spin bowling all-rounder was good with the bat and ball.
His inclusion will help the team to have an extra bowling option and the most important thing is that Ali can contribute with the bat as well.
On the other hand, the Aussies will look to win the 3rd Test match and the series in Leeds. Australia would be thrilled and hope to continue their good performance in the remaining matches of this series.
Steve Smith had slammed a ton at Lords in the first innings while Usman Khawaja has been in good form as well.
The majority of the batters and bowlers of the Australian team are in good nick since the WTC 2023 Final against India.
After the tour of India, the main players of the Australian team had taken a break, which has worked wonders for them till now.
But the visitors will miss Nathan Lyon for the remainder of this series.
Like Pope, Lyon has also been ruled out of the Ashes 2023 series. However, the Aussies can add Todd Murphy to their playing XI. Murphy did well in the BGT 2023 series in India. But his lack of experience is also an issue.
Still, Todd will be the first-choice spin bowler after Lyon. The Aussies can also add Scott Boland in the place of Nathan Lyon and the spin department can be managed by Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head and Steve Smith, who will play the 100th Test Match of his fabulous career.
Smith will look to contribute in many ways to help his team win the series at Leeds.
England – Ben Duckett, Zak Crawley, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes(c), Jonny Bairstow, Ben Foakes(wk), Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood.
Australia - David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(wk), Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Todd Murphy, and Josh Hazlewood.
The 3rd Test match of this classic Test series will be played at Leeds. This stadium is remembered for a magical knock played by Ben Stokes.
The pitch report at this venue says that this wicket is good for the batters and the team who wins the toss should bat first to maximize the advantage.
The forecast for the 3rd Ashes Test match is said to be overcast and the bowlers will use those conditions quite perfectly.
Batters – Ben Duckett, Harry Brooks and Travis Head
Bowlers – Pat Cummins, Mark Wood and Ollie Robinson
All-rounders – Moeen Ali and Cameron Green
Wicket-keeper – Ben Foakes
Vice-captain – Ben Stokes
Captain – Steve Smith
The 3rd Test match of the Ashes 2023 will be shown live on Sony Sports Network and live streaming will be available on SonyLiv mobile application.
The game will start at 3.30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST), 10 AM GMT and 11 AM Local Time.