Third Ashes Take a look at: England decides to bowl as rain delays begin

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England gained the toss and put Australia in to bat as rain delayed the beginning of the third Ashes check at Headingley on Thursday.

Captain Joe Root selected to bowl simply because the rain began to return down in West Yorkshire, asserting an England lineup that was unchanged from the aspect that drew the second check at Lord’s. Jason Roy has been handed match following exams for concussion.

Steve Smith misses out for Australia, as Cricket Australia confirmed on Tuesday, and is changed by his “concussion substitute” from the second check Marnus Labuschagne.

When the covers do come off, there can be a brand new opening Australia batting partnership, with Marcus Harris coming in for Cameron Bancroft on the prime of the order.