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Expert Fantasy Teams for England vs Australia, 3rd Ashes Test
Pitch Report for England vs Australia, 3rd Ashes Test
(Based on last three games in Leeds)
1st innings avg. score: 195/10
2nd innings avg. score: 286/10
3rd innings avg. score: 283/10
4th innings avg. score: 329/6
Batting 1st: 33%
Batting 2nd: 67%
Seamers picked 79% of the wickets. Meanwhile, all four centuries belonged to the middle-order.
Fantasy Tips of The Day
When Ben Stokes last batted at the venue against Australia, he smashed 135* in his second innings to win the game for his side.
In the same match, Josh Hazlewood was Australia’s best bowler – nine wickets. He dismissed Jonny Bairstow in both innings.
Pat Cummins (129 runs and 12 wickets) and Alex Carey (243 runs and 21 dismissals) featured in the Best11 in each of their last three Tests.
Stuart Broad has taken 49 wickets, including three five-fors in Leeds – of which 10 wickets in two Tests have come against Australia.
Joe Root has decent numbers at Headingley: 642 runs at 46. When he last batted at the ground against Australia, he scored 77.
Bairstow will have sweet memories of the venue, where he smashed 162 and 71 on his previous visit.
Usman Khawaja has accumulated 1,182 runs at 42 – of which 555 runs at 79 have come under Cummins’ captaincy.
Probable England & Australia XIs
England: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Joe Root, Ben Stokes (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood
Australia: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Todd Murphy, Josh Hazlewood