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England vs Australia 2nd Test: Official Starting Eleven, Live Coverage

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England takes on Australia live in the 2nd of the 5 Ashes test match series after the visitors secured a comprehensive victory at the Edgbaston in the 1st test.
The world cup winners were riding high on confidence before the start of the Ashes summer, but the hosts got a reality check at Edgbaston after a Steve Smith powered Australia succumbed them to a massive 251 runs loss.

Joe Root and co. will now be looking for redemption at the Lord’s as a few changes are expected in the starting eleven.

Meanwhile, Tim Paine and co. will look to continue a similar trend in London.

OFFICIAL STARTING ELEVEN

Australia (Playing XI): Cameron Bancroft, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine(w/c), Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

England (Playing XI): Rory Burns, Jason Roy, Joe Root(c), Joe Denly, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow(w), Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach

Credits: Cricbuzz

WHAT IS IT

Second Ashes Test of the 5 match series

HOW TO WATCH

The match will be live on Sky Sports

WHERE IS IT

The second Test between England vs Australia will take place live at Lord’s, London.

WHEN IS IT

The second test between England and Australia will kickoff Live at 10:00 AM BST

TEAM NEWS

England have dropped Moeen Ali from the 12 man squad after his dismal performance at Edgbaston, while James Anderson is out with a calf injury he aggravated in the first innings of the previous test match.

Sam Curran and debutant Jofra Archer are set to replace the duo with England looking to retain Joe Denly in the starting lineup.

The Three Lions could go in without a front line spinner as Denly and Root can provide the part-time spin option.

Australia, meanwhile, could go in with the similar lineup with Cameron Bancroft getting another shot at the top of the order.

There have been questions regarding the inclusion of Josh Hazlewood in place of Peter Siddle and that’s the only change we can expect, if any, from the visitors.

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