Australia vs England 3rd test live tv streaming
The first two rounds of a five-round heavyweight battle have gone the way of Australia, emphatically at that. Starting Friday, England, battered and bruised, will aim to find a way back from the seemingly endless depths of a hole they have dug for themselves when the third Test of a gripping Ashes series down under begins.
Australia thumped England for the second straight Test in Adelaide to take a daunting 2-0 lead in the Ashes series, and the home side will be licking their lips at the prospect of having a go at brittle-looking England batsmen on the fast and bouncy pitch at WACA, Perth.
“We haven’t played very well and that hurts like hell,” England skipper Alastair Cook said. “It has been a challenging few weeks and it’s kind of do or die in this series.
“As people know, when things don’t go well as a captain, it’s a tough, tough place to be but I am still looking forward to the fight and still wanting to get out there — which is a good sign — and desperate to try to use all my experience and knowledge as a young leader to try to turn this around.”
Australia will be high on confidence as they take on England in the third Test at Perth which could decide the fate of this five-match Ashes series. Australia already have a strong 2-0 lead.
Even though skipper Alastair Cook denied that the team is scared of Mitchell Johnson, but the left arm pacer will leave no stone unturned to have yet another go at the English side.
England and Australia have played 12 Tests at Perth. While they have manage to notch up one victory which was back in December 1978, the English side has lost eight matches and only three have ended in a draw. With a trampoline wicket on offer, and looking at the quality pace attack both teams posses, it is unlikely that the match is going to end in a draw.
Australia: Chris Rogers, David Warner, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (c), Steven Smith, George Bailey, Brad Haddin (wk), Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Ryan Harris, Nathan Lyon.
England: Michael Carberry, Alastair Cook (c), Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Tim Bresnan, Matt Prior (wk), Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, James Anderson.