It will be ENG vs AUS for the 2nd Ashes Test tomorrow at Lord’s Cricket Ground.
Looking back at the first Test, then England had a very bad outing in it as they made 393/8 in the first innings and then declared it as well.
Meanwhile, Australia were stopped at 386 by England and they got a very small lead to build their second innings on.
Moreover, in their second innings, England could only muster 273 which gave Australia an easy target to chase down.
And Australia got to their target with ease and won the game by 2 wickets as well. The Bazball strategy proved to be a failure for England in the first Test.
However, they will now try to take their revenge in the second Test against Australia which starts tomorrow.
Thus, we have an exciting five days coming up between these two sides from Lord’s.
Match: England vs Australia, 2nd Test
Venue: Lord’s, London
Date: 28 June-2 July 2023
Time: 3:30 PM IST
The wicket at Lord’s is a balanced one and we can expect an even contest between bat and ball. As skipper Ben Stokes has asked for flat tracks this series, batters will enjoy batting here throughout the Test. Moreover, pacers will get to extract some seam movement from the pitch. Furthermore, the wicket will not change much over the next five days.
Full Squads for ENG vs AUS, 2nd Test
Dan Lawrence, Harry Brook, Joe Root, Ollie Pope, Zak Crawley, Ben Stokes (c), Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Ben Duckett (wk), Jonny Bairstow (wk), James Anderson, Josh Tongue, Mark Wood, Matthew Potts, Ollie Robinson, Rehan Ahmed, Stuart Broad
David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Cameron Green, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Jimmy Peirson (wk), Josh Hazelwood, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins (c), Scott Boland, Todd Murphy
Probable Playing XI for ENG vs AUS, 2nd Test
Ben Duckett, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Stuart Broad, Josh Tongue, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson
David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazelwood, Scott Boland/Mitchell Starc
Match Prediction for ENG vs AUS, 2nd Test
From the team combinations and previous results, we can say that Australia will win this Test.
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