Unchanged Australia bat against England in 3rd Ashes test

BIRMINGHAM: Australia won the toss and will bat first in the third Ashes test at Edgbaston on Wednesday.


Captain Michael Clarke successfully called tails, and said he had no doubts in batting.

Australia is unchanged from its second-test, 405-run victory at Lord’s, with opener Chris Rogers playing after retiring hurt in the second test when he felt dizzy. He said later he had an inner ear balance problem.

England fast bowler Steven Finn gets a recall for his first test in two years, as the third seamer, replacing Mark Wood, who has a sore ankle.

Conditions are sunny and cool, with some cloud and possible showers later.

The five-match series is tied 1-1.


England: Alastair Cook (captain), Adam Lyth, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Steven Finn, James Anderson.

Australia: Chris Rogers, David Warner, Steve Smith, Michael Clarke (captain), Adam Voges, Mitchell Marsh, Peter Nevill, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon.