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Australia drop Cameron Bancroft for third Ashes Test


Australia are set to make a major selection change ahead of the third Ashes Test at Leeds, dropping opener Cameron Bancroft for lacking in form.

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Marcus Harris is reportedly made his way to the team replacing Bancroft.

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Bancroft, a preferable choice of head coach Justin Langer, recorded scores of eight and seven in the first Test. In the second Test, the Western Australian added 13 and 16.

Meanwhile Marcus Harris opened for Australia in all six Tests at home last summer scoring two fifties against India, but lost his place on return of Warner.

According to The Daily Telegraph reported, Australia will also replace Peter Siddle and James Pattinson who was rested for the 2nd Test at Lord’s.

Australian team management had earlier wanted to rotate pacers in order to preserve the pace battery.

On the other end, Mitchell Starc is going to miss out as both Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins set to retain their places in the playing eleven.

The third change for Australia is to replace Steve Smith due to a concussion after being hit by a Jofra Archer bouncer on the back of the neck. Marnus Labhuschange made his way as concussion substitute at Lord’s.

He led Australia to a draw with 59 runs in the second innings at Lord’s as the tourists moved a step closer retaining the Ashes.

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