The Ashes, 3rd Test: Australia to hand Scott Boland debut, Pat Cummins returns in place of Jhye Richardson

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The Ashes: Australia captain Pat Cummins returns for the third Take a look at in design of Jhye Richardson, who took a five-wicket haul in England’s 2d innings in Adelaide. Scott Boland, meanwhile, will play his first Take a look at and first global match since October 2016.

Scott Boland's last international match was an ODI in October 2016 against South Africa.

Scott Boland’s final global match turned into an ODI in October 2016 against South Africa. (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Boland came into the squad as duvet for Hazlewood
  • Cummins mentioned Richardson and Neser had been feeling the after effects of taking half in in Adelaide
  • Boland plays his domestic cricket on the MCG

Australia captain Pat Cummins returns for the Boxing Day Take a look at on the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), which is save aside to receive underway on Sunday. Immediate bowler Scott Boland, meanwhile, is save aside to originate his Take a look at debut, replacing Michael Neser sooner than the injured Josh Hazlewood in the taking half in XI.

The 32-year-oldschool Boland, who plays his domestic cricket on the MCG, will turned into simplest the principle indigenous Australian take a look at player since Jason Gillespie played his final match in 2006 when he receives his dishevelled inexperienced cap on Sunday.

Boland came into the squad on Monday as tempo-bowling duvet with Josh Hazlewood sidelined by a side strain and Jhye Richardson and Michael Neser struggling the after-effects of taking half in in the 2d take a look at in Adelaide.

“Jhye and Nes had been a shrimp bit sore after Adelaide so now we indulge in made up our minds to head with Scotty,” mentioned captain Pat Cummins, who missed the 2d take a look at after being adjudged a shut contact of a COVID-19 case nonetheless returns to the side for the Boxing Day take a look at.

“Or no longer it’s a ways a luxury to indulge in someone esteem him, new and in a position to head.”

Australia, who lead the five-match series 2-0, simplest must decide remote from defeat in Melbourne to originate definite they retain the Ashes.

Australia: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Inexperienced, Alex Carey (wicketkeeper), Pat Cummins (captain), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland. (Reporting by Gash Mulvenney in Sydney, editing by Robert Birsel)

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