In build-up to the third Ashes Test, the teams are well prepared. But one is at a Dominating position and other is at the verge of humilation again. But another important thing will happen when Australia and England kick-off the third Test on 14th Dec, it will be the last Test to be played at Western Australia Cricket Association Ground oftenly called Waca, as cricketing action will shift to the newly built Perth Stadium from 2018, with Australia playing England in a ODI in January. Over the years Perth has seen high quality cricket being played at Waca, estimated in 1829 by Captain James Stirling, officially opened to people in 1893 and has served a long 124 years to the Australian Cricket. Other than Cricket it has hosted games like Rugby and etc. But finally a long journey is coming to end and one of the quickest ground in world will say Adios and Australia will look to give Waca a farewell it deserves by winning the Test amd thus winning the series too.
England’s performance in the previous match was disastrous but it was more disastrous in the 2-day warm-up in Perth, with only Moeen Ali, Balance and Ben Foakes taking part in the Warm-up and others being rested and England lions players being called-upon. Wood did’nt perform as per expectations and hence lost a chance to break into English squad for the 3rd Test, so as Balance missed out the opportunity and after a such disastrous performance English Coach said: The team will remain same that played in Adelaide, so it is clear no changes for the Visitors.
Stoneman, Cook, Vince, Root(C), M.Ali, Bairstow(wk), Dawid Malan, Overton, Anderson, Broad, Woakes
The hosts added Mitch Marsh to their squad of 13 after his impact performance in domestic cricket and he is expected to be included in the side without any hesitation and he is likely to replace under-fire Handscomb. Also it will be after a long time to brother will be playing along-side in the same team for Australia i.e. Shaun Marsh and Mitch Marsh. No more changes are expected. Also Cummins after a good batting display is expected to play above Starc in batting order.
Bancroft, Warner, Khawaja, Smith(C), Paine(Wk), Shaun Marsh, Mitch Marsh, Lyon, Cummins, Hazelwood, Starc
A typical fast and bouncy pitch is expected, though it has flattened to some extent in past years but the Final Saga here might see the fastest pitch back in action, still no offical word has been their about pitch but they are expected to go by the book. A crowd of 22,000 people is expected to witness all the days of the match.