England have won the toss and decided to bowl first in the third Ashes cricket test against Australia at Headingley in Leeds. The start has been delayed due to rain and the overcast conditions are ideal for bowling.

England have retained the side from the drawn second test at Lord’s, while Australia made three changes. Opening batsman Marcus Harris replaces Cameron Bancroft, while fast bowler James Pattinson comes in for seamer Peter Siddle.

Klerksdorp-born Marnus Labuschagne will bat at number four in place of the injured Steve Smith who is still suffering from the after effects of the blow he took to the head on day four of the Lord’s test match. Australia lead the five-match series one-nil.