Ashes Unchanged Australia to bat first at Edgbaston, Steven Finn comes in for Mark Wood

An unchanged Australia will bat first after winning the toss in the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

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Michael Clarke opted to bat after winning the toss on the first morning of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston, with Steven Finn replacing Mark Wood for England.

Both previous encounters in the series have been won by the side batting first, and Australia will hope that trend continues as they go in search of a 2-1 lead.

As was announced following England's crushing second-Test defeat at Lord's, Jonny Bairstow replaces Gary Ballance while fast bowler Finn comes in for Wood, who has failed to recover from an ankle problem.

Australia, meanwhile, are unchanged, with opener Chris Rogers having recovered from the dizzy spells he suffered in the second innings at Lord's.

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