The Ashes 2015 Third Test: When is it, how can I get tickets and where can I follow it?

Cook will be looking for a strong response from his English side after their heavy defeat to Australia in the second test

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The Ashes will return tomorrow as the third test gets underway at Edgbaston, Birmingham. After a convincing victory in their first test against the visitors, England found themselves subject to a revitalised Australian side that went on to win the second test by 405 runs. In the aftermath of a humiliating walkover, England will need to deliver a strong performance if they stand any chance of reclaiming the Ashes.

Here are all the details you need to know for tomorrow’s third test:


29 July – 2 August


The match starts at 11am BST.


Edgbaston – the series is returning to the Birmingham ground for the first time since 2009 which culminated in a draw after heavy rain repeatedly prevented play throughout the third test.


Live coverage starts at 10am on Sky Sports 2 (Sky Sports Ashes) and Sky Sports 2 HD.

Alternatively, tickets are still on sale for the third test and are available from £99 for temporary standing tickets.


Australia’s batsman Chris Rogers has announced he is fit to play in the third test after recovering from a series of dizzy spells which blighted the 37-year-old in the second test.

Joe Root is confident that England’s Ian Bell will bounce back from the disappointing form that threatens his long test career. The 33-year-old has moved No 3 in the batting order.

Ian Bell will be hoping to overturn his batting misfortunes

Michael Clarke has confirmed that Peter Nevill will start as Australia’s wicketkeeper ahead of Brad Haddin.

England squad:

Alastair Cook (Essex), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Ian Bell (Warwickshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Adam Lyth (Yorkshire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), Mark Wood (Durham)