England, who were beaten by Australia by 251 runs in the first Test match of the Ashes series played in Birmingham, will be hoping to return to the second match starting on Wednesday at Lord’s ground.
However, England have suffered a setback before the match as James Anderson will not be playing this match due to an injury to the calf. England captain Joe Root is confident that the team can make a comeback, despite Anderson’s absence and the Australian batsmen’s excellent form.
Young Jofra Archer may get a Test debut in place of Anderson. Archer was impressed with his performance in the World Cup and is expected to be able to stop the Australian batting order led by Steve Smith. However, England assistant coach Paul Collingwood has said that the team cannot rely solely on Archer.
On the other hand, Australia is full of confidence. In Birmingham, he won by getting off to a poor start. In this match, she would like to double her lead. In the last match, it was not just Steve Smith who shone, but Wade also scored a century. At the same time, in the bowling, Leon did not allow the batsmen of the host team to stand up.
Australia has announced its 12-man squad. In the team, Mitchell Starc has been replaced in place of James Pattinson. Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc have been selected. No other changes have taken place in the last-12.
Lords has a slope on the ground which can prove to be helpful for left-arm bowlers, so there is a high chance of Stark landing on this ground called the Mecca of cricket.