England will look for the first win in the series at Lord’s
After winning the 1st Test match at Edgbaston, Australia will look to take the lead of 2-0 in the series at Lord’s. On the other hand, England will look for the first win in the series.
One week ago, Australia beat England by 251 runs in the first Test match at Edgbaston.
Before the 1st Test match of the series, Australia was under pressure because of the 50-over World Cup defeat and Test series defeat against India at home. Steven Smith’s two classic centuries helped Australia to win the 1st Test match of the series. The win in the 1st Test match of the series at Edgbaston boosted Australia’s confidence and put England under pressure.
Australia wants to win the 2nd match of the series at Lord’s to put England under pressure. Australia needs a good inning from David Warner. In the 1st Test match, Warner failed to score big runs in both the innings. Australia’s top-order batsmen (David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja) failed to give the good start in the 1st Test match. Australia needs a good start from their top-order batsmen.
In bowling, Australia needs a good performance from their fast bowlers. Australia includes both Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazelwood in the 12-man squad for Lord’s Test. Josh Hazelwood is likely to play the Lord’s Test ahead of Mitchell Starc.
On the other hand, England was under pressure after the loss in the 1st Test match of the Ashes 2019. England dropped Moeen Ali in the Lord’s Test match. Jofra Archer is likely to make his Test debut at Lord’s as James Anderson ruled out with a calf injury. England needs good cricket from their players in the second Test match at Lord’s. In the 2nd Test match, England will look to level the series by 1-1.
Probable XI (England): Rory Burns, Jason Roy, Joe Root (Captain), Joe Denly, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (Wicket-keeper), Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad
Probable XI (Australia): Cameron Bancroft, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine (Captain/Wicket-keeper), Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood