Match Details

England vs Australia; 2nd Test

Lord’s London

The Ashes 2019 Test Matches

Wednesday, 14th– 18th August 2019; 03:30 PM IST.

Pitch Report

The Lord’s pitch broadly offers something for the bowlers. Along with a spot on the Lord’s honors board held for the absolute best batsmen. Thus, the last test coordinate at Lord’s, against Ireland, finished with Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes in preeminent bowling structure. The pitch brushing with the kind of overhead conditions expected for the current week as well. 

Weather Forecast

Regular showers are gauge during the time in London, with the second day maybe the best (and hottest) as per the estimate. It can be a baffling, stop-begin week stretch of cricket at Lord’s – especially on the principal day when the downpour is set to be tireless for the day.

Preview

Australia stunned England in the first Test by coming back from 8-122 on day one, to win by 251-runs at a ground they hadn’t tasted victory at since 2001. Now all the momentum lies with the visitors, while England has been forced to swing the selection ax for the second Test at Lord’s, starting Wednesday.

Australia: Team News and Probable XI

Australia, led by Steve Smith’s excellent batting, recovered from a poor start on an opening day to eventually cruise to victory – England suffering in the field after James Anderson’s calf injury early on the first morning. Smith was the mainstay of a poor first inning as he scored 144 which was more than the rest of his side could muster combine. He then added an almost identical score in the second innings as he posted 142.

Team News

In the wake of being ignored for the first test, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood staked their cases for arrival by bowling admirably in the warm-up match against Worcestershire. They shared five wickets between them in that game. Peter Siddle and James Pattinson are the men they are contending with, and Starc has been tipped to substitute the previous.

Probable XI

David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine (c, wk), Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, James Pattinson.

England: Team News and Probable XI

England has a great deal of work to do after they neglected to capitalize by a splendid beginning to the first Ashes Test. When they had Australia battling at 122/8 yet Steve Smith demonstrated to be their adversary in the first innings as well as in the second.

Team News

James Anderson has been ruled out of the second test with the calf damage that saw him constrained out right off the bat in the first match as well. Jofra Archer has demonstrated his wellness. He is required to replace Anderson, making his test debut subsequently, with Olly Stone likewise harmed. Moeen Ali has additionally been dropped, with Jack Leach substituting him.

Probable XI

Rory Burns, Jason Roy, Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Joe Denly, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach.

Captain/Vice-Captain choice for Fantasy Team

  • Steven Smith- Steve Smith’s batting form makes him hard to look beyond. England had no answer to him and he could rack up some more big scores if the weather allows. Steve Smith reminded everybody of his supreme batting ability with his 24th and 25th test centuries. England simply had no answer as he hit 144 and 142 in his two innings.
  • Joe Root- The England captain needs to deliver with the bat, with too many inconsistent performances around him. His form has been inconsistent. However, he did hit a half-century in the first innings of the first test and still averages 48.94 in test cricket. Expect him to fire with batting in this match. He can make you the winner of any Fantasy League if he has a good day.
  • Ben Stokes- Ben Stokes offers something with bat and ball, meanwhile and is available for selection as an all-rounder.Which is why he will be the safest choice for captain or vice-captain for your fantasy team.

My Apne11 Team

Wicket Keeper- Mathew Wade

Batting- Steven Smith, Joe Root, Jason Roy, David Warner, and Usman Khawaja

All Rounder- Ben Stokes

Bowling- Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Nathon Lyon, and James Pattinson.

Apne11 Prediction

England needs a quick response here in this second Ashes Test or could find themselves with a mountain to climb. Australia, and Steve Smith, in particular, were simply too good in the first test. It is hard to see how England can turn things around. The weather forecast is dreadful. Due to which, the draw might be the better bet as a result.

 

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