Steven Smith
Steven Smith and Chris Rogers played a crucial knock in the first innings at Lord'sGetty

England will take on Australia in the third Test match of the 2015 Ashes series at Edgbaston, Birmingham to be played from 29 July to 2 August.

Where to watch live

The match starts at 11am BST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 2 (Sky Sports Ashes) and Sky Sports 2 HD. Click here for live streaming link.

Overview

Australia levelled the score at 1-1 in the second Test as the visitors bounced back after the defeat in Cardiff with a crushing 405-run win over England at Lord's. Steven Smith's double hundred and Chris Rogers' 173 in the first innings helped their side seal a victory.

Rogers was doubtful for the clash at Edgbaston, but the opening batsman managed to recover from dizzy spells and fatigue during the second innings at Lord's, which forced him to retire on 49.

England's concern would be their top order batting, with pressure mounting on Ian Bell to perform after a disappointing series so far. The right handed batsman has managed just 73 runs in four innings, which includes a 60 in the second innings of the first Test.

Ian Bell
Ian Bell has scored 73 runs from four innings in the 2015 Ashes seriesGetty

For Australia, there will be concerns over their skipper Michael Clarke's form, who has scored 81 runs in the first two Tests. Both Clarke and Bell will be vital for their respective teams in the order to post a huge total.

Australia are likely to continue with Peter Nevill as their wicket-keeper ahead of Brad Haddin for the next match. The latter scored 45 runs in the first innings and bagged seven catches at Lord's.

Prediction

Australia to win

Betting odds (888Sport)

  • England to win: 57/17
  • Draw: 28/11
  • Australia to win: 9/11
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Team news

England

Possible XI: Alastair Cook (C), Adam Lyth, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood, James Anderson.

Australia

Possible XI: Chris Rogers, David Warner, Steve Smith, Michael Clarke (C), Shane Watson, Peter Nevill (WK), Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon.