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England is about to arrest Ash Slide in a third test at MCG

Cummins returns to Melbourne test after serving a quarantine period

England has never returned to win the Ash series from a 2-0 deficit, but Joe Route’s team when it came out in front of Boxing Day spectators at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for tomorrow’s third test. Is the challenge that faces.
Cricket enthusiasts around the world will probably be happy with something similar to the contest after the latest edition of the most iconic series of games that kicked off with a big win in Brisbane and Adelaide, Australia.
Controversial choices, fragile batting from tourists and toothless bowling all contributed to a competitive 9-day cricket only with very short patches.
Root revealed that England is aiming to win the ash test in Australia for the first time in nearly 11 years, so significant improvements are expected from the entire MCG team.
“It (better) must be that simple,” he said yesterday.
“The two performances we made weren’t enough and there was a fundamental mistake. We dealt with it and talked about it, and I hope we’ll be much better. increase.”
England will not nominate the final lineup until Toss, but changes are expected. Zack Crawley has been greatly encouraged to come to the side on behalf of one of the struggling openers, Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed.
“The most important thing is to choose the team you think will win,” added Root.
“To keep the series alive, you have to win this game,” he added.
Australia has been agile in negotiating all apparent banana peels, while everything has turned into tourist dust in the past few weeks.
They lost Skipper Tim Pain in a sexting scandal before the series and lost his replacement Pat Cummins to the COVID-19 protocol the night before the second test.
Cummins returns to the Melbourne test after spending an isolated period. Meanwhile, Justin Langer expects Mitchell Stark to fit despite a rib injury in Adelaide, where his left arm quick was 6-80.
Paceman Josh Hazelwood will be in the side strain for the second time in a row, but in Adelaide, the former was 5-42 in the final inning, proving a good turn.
In terms of batting, Australia couldn’t be better than Marnus Rabshagne, who had just overtaken the route at the top of the world test rankings.
England avoided a 5-0 sweep on Australia’s final tour of 2017-18. This is due to the draw at MCG behind Alastair Cook’s undefeated 244. “That’s exactly what we need. Someone has to get up and do that kind of performance,” Root said. “But that’s a great example of what British players can do here. It’s great to see it this time.”



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