Just four days after the exciting conclusion to the 2nd Test at Lord’s the Ashes moves on to Leeds for the 3rd Test at Headingley, a short turn-around for players and fans.
Australia go into the test 1-nil up in the series but will be without star batsmen Steve Smith after he was ruled out of the match with delayed concussion. The series leading run scorer was in a race to be available for the Test after being struck on the head by a bouncer from England quick Jofra Archer.
Smith missed the final day at Lord’s and was substituted with Marnus Labuschagne, thanks to the new concussion replacement ruled brought in at the start of the month.
The visitors were unable to capitalise on their great record at Lord’s, hanging on for a draw but we look at their record at Headingley in Leeds.
The 3rd Test kicks off Thursday 22nd August 2019 at 8PM AEST.