Once again, we're back! And this time we're super keen for the third Test. If Australia wins this Test, The Ashes will remain in their rightful place (with Australia). If the first two Tests were anything to go by, this one is sure to be a doozy. Can there be any more controversy? Can Australia do anything but win? Can England stop whining? Who knows!
Things got a little bit more difficult for the Aussies as the GOAT, Lyon, is out with a calf injury. But we have Murphy, who showed just what he could do in India earlier this year. Starc was firing, taking three wickets in the first and second innings. While Smith proved you can't keep a good thing down for long, scoring a century in the first innings.
Stokes almost managed to get England out of trouble once again, in the second innings, when he scored 155. But in the end, it wasn't enough, and now Australia is just one win away from retaining The Ashes. The Aussies have been holding onto the little urn since 2017.
Our cricket experts here at Dabble preview all the important details of this match and provide their best cricket tips:
If you haven't heard there is an Ashes series going on. It's gone under the radar a bit boring cricket lacking any controversary...not!! Bairstow-gate, Mitch Starc’s non catch and MCC members thinking they are in fight club has taken away from great cricket and some brilliant individual efforts Stokes and Smith’s 100’s and Duckett runs in both innings. Nathan Lyon’s heroics with the bat. Gaz is going home to rehab; he has passed the song over to Alex Carey. Who will be singing it after the Leeds Test?
Top Australian Run Scorer (First Innings)
Going with the great Steven Smith again to be the top Australian run scorer. Worked out for us well in the second Test, so let's keep a good thing going. It's his 100th Test and coming off one of his best Test tons at lords. Put him down for his 33rd Tests ton at Leeds.
Top English Run Scorer (First Innings)
Joe Root missed out at Lords, he only scored 10 in the first innings and didn't make much more of an impact in the second innings, scoring 18. He didn’t look like himself but backing him to score most runs for England at Leeds.
Top Australian Wicket Taker (First Innings)
I'm not going to mix it up here with Captain Pat. He bowled one of the great Ashes overs to bounce out Root and to smash through Brook’s defence at Lords. Most wickets for the skipper here. Just watch, if it turns Todd Murphy could take a bag.
Top English Wicket Taker (First Innings)
Changes to the English attack, Anderson out and a surprise Tongue is out, who I thought was there best quick at Lords. They have missed Wood’s pace, he is in. But I'm backing Ollie Robinson to take the most wickets.
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