AUS vs ENG Live Score, Ashes Boxing Day Test: England to bat

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AUS vs ENG Live Score, Ashes Boxing Day Test: Pat Cummins-led Australia have won the crucial toss and opted to bowl against England. The 3rd Test between England and Australia is all set to decide the fate of England in Ashes. the visitors are 0-2 behind in the series and hoping for a turnaround in MCG, Melbourne. On the other hand, Australia have won already two straight matches in their pursuit of winning the series. Follow Australia vs England LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN

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5:30 AM IST: No-ball by Mitchell Starc to start off the proceedings

5:24 AM IST: Michael Vaughan, Shane Warne criticise Joe Root for Stuart Broad’s absence.

“Stuart Broad should be playing here (in Melbourne), he should’ve played in Brisbane. How Stuart Broad is not going to be bowling around the wicket to David Warner on a green top, I just can’t fathom that with the quality that he brings.”– Vaughan

“England looks a better balanced side – but I would have played @StuartBroad8 instead of Robinson & Pope looks a good player to me, but Bairstow had to play,”– Warne on Twitter

5:15 AM IST: Boland was presented his Baggy Green cap by injured quick Josh Hazlewood. He becomes just the second Indigenous male Test cricketer following Jason Gillespie to play for Australia.

5 AM IST: Australia win toss, England to bat first. Pat Cummins wants to use the overcast conditions in their favour like the opening Test in Brisbane. Bad signs for England, can they survive Day 1?

Australia XI: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitch Starc, Scott Boland, Nathan Lyon

England XI: Haseeb Hameed, Zak Crawley, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Jonathan Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, Jack Leach, James Anderson

4:50 AM IST: The toss will take place at 10:30 am local time (5 AM IST), with play to begin at 11 am (5.30 AM IST).

4:39 AM IST: The Toss has been delayed due to rain

England have named their playing XI for the third Ashes Test match at Melbourne Cricket Ground starting on Sunday 26 December. Joe Root led team has made four changes for Sunday’s crucial third Ashes Test at the MCG, with Zak Crawley and Jonny Bairstow coming in for their first appearances of the series, and both Mark Wood and Jack Leach returning to the side after missing the second game at Adelaide –

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AUS vs ENG Live Score: Desperate England make four changes, Australia bring in Boland- Follow Day 1 Live Updates

The Three Lions make four changes for the Boxing Day Test from the side that lost the second Test in Adelaide. Jonny Bairstow, Zak Crawley, Jack Leach and Mark Wood will replace Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Ollie Pope and Chris Woakes.

We make 4️⃣ changes to our side for the Boxing Day Test 🎄

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— England Cricket (@englandcricket) December 24, 2021

Joe Root’s side are 2-0 down in the series with three matches to play. The third Test will start at 11.30pm GMT on Christmas Day in the UK.

RORY BURNS dumped by England after his horrific start to The Ashes: Opener Burns has been replaced by Crawley and his Surrey team-mate Ollie Pope gives way to Jonny Bairstow.

Rory Burns scored just 51 runs from four innings in the opening two tests

Crawley, who has averaged 11 in Tests since making 267 against Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl in 2020, will return to the opener’s role he last filled at Ahmedabad in March.

AUS vs ENG Live Score: Desperate England make four changes, Australia bring in Boland- Follow Day 1 Live Updates

Bairstow will play his third Boxing Day Test at the MCG, but has made just one half-century in his last 24 Test innings, in which time he has averaged 23.

The return of Wood comes as no surprise following widespread incredulity over his omission at Adelaide, where Woakes batted well but took his series haul with the ball to three wickets at 76.

And it will be fascinating to see how Leach fares after the treatment he suffered at the Gabba, where Australia thrashed his 13 overs for 102 –

TEAMS FOR THIRD ASHES TEST – AUS vs ENG LIVE Score

England Playing XI: 1 Haseeb Hameed, 2 Zak Crawley, 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Joe Root (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jonny Bairstow, 7 Jos Buttler (wkt), 8 Mark Wood, 9 Ollie Robinson, 10 Jack Leach, 11 Jimmy Anderson.

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