The ongoing Ashes series has been keeping everyone on their toes. The competition between bat and ball has been enthralling to watch as both the teams have fought tooth and nail and have left no stone unturned in outclassing others. But Australia have proved why they are the champions as they have taken the lead of 2-0.
Ashes 2023: England to make some bold changes for the Headingley Test; Harry Brook to bat at No.3 – Reports
England would be gutted with the way they have performed in the first two games. They were favourites to win both the matches and it’s fair to say that they could’ve won both the games but they failed to clinch the clutch moments.
The third match of the Ashes 2023 is now slated to take place on Thursday (6th July). Going into the match England would be putting in a lot of thinking as the series will be on line for them. They haven’t lost a series at home against Australia since 2001 and would be under serious pressure.
They have suffered a blow as well as Ollie Robinson has been ruled out of the series and it’ll be a headache for them about who will bat at No.3. But as per the reports in Telegraph, it is learned that the coach Brendon McCullum and skipper Ben Stokes have asked Harry Brook to bat in top order.
Apart from this England are likely to make big changes. The team management is likely to rest James Anderson and Joshua Tongue and in their place, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali are all set to be included in the team for the third Test.
Ashes 2023: England Announces Squad for the Headingley Test
Here’s England’s squad for the third Test of the Ashes 2023:
Ben Stokes (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Dan Lawrence, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, Josh Tongue, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood