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Ashes 2021 Fantasy Tips: Australia vs England 3rd Test – Key Players, Probable Playing XIs and More

Australians are in prime form and must be eyeing a clean sweep after comprehensively winning two successive matches.

Aakash Srivastava Author

Updated - 23 December 2021 5:14 pm

Match Details-:

Date: Dec 26 – Dec 30

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

Time: 5:00 AM IST


The Joe Root-led side will face fierce Australians in the third Test of Ashes 21 on December 26 at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Battered with two successive losses, England has the last chance to save their bushes and stay alive in the series. On the other side, Australia will be riding high with two comprehensive wins and will be eager to celebrate Christmas by securing the series by winning the third Test.

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England must be desperate to register their first victory in the series, but Australia will leave no stone unturned to lock the series at MCG. However, one must not underestimate the Joe Root-led side as the team possesses quality cricketers in their side and they have the capacity to turn things around in their favour. MCG is expected to be bowling friendly pitch and with the service of veterans like James Anderson and Stuart Broad, economical Chris Woakes and newbie Ollie Robinson, England has all the reasons to be optimistic. But, Ben Stokes’ poor performance throughout the series has been a major concern for the team.

Having said that, Australians are in prime form and must be eyeing a clean sweep after comprehensively winning two successive matches. David Warner’s sublime form, Steve Smith steady as always, Marnus Labuschagne impressive knocks and with proper assistance from bowlers, Australians have least to worry and Pat Cummins set to join the team for the third Test, Australians will step in iconic MCG as favourites and will be excited to celebrate Christmas with a historic win.

Probable XI -:

Australia: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Jhye Richardson

England: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

People’s Pick for Fantasy

Best 14:

Wicketkeeper: Jos Buttler, Alex Carry

Batters: David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head

All-rounders: Joe Root, Cameron Green

Bowlers: James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Ollie Robbinson, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Chris Woakes

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