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

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

After winning the World Cup at home, England are now scheduled to play the Ashes against arch-rivals Australia.

Australia won first test by 251 runs.


There are chances  of rain,so start of play is likely to be delayed,overcast condition will help fast bowlers.

Team News:

Jason Roy, Rory Burns will open inning for team.

Joe Root (c), Joe Denly, Ben Stokes will handle middle order batting.

Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow (wk) will bat in lower order.

Jack Leach will handle  spin duty.

Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer,Ben Stokes will handle pace duty.


David Warner, Cameron Bancroft will open inning for AUS.

Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Travis Head will handle middle order batting.

Matthew Wade,Tim Paine (capt & wk) will bat in lower order.

Pat Cummins Peter Siddle,Josh Hazlewood/Mitchell Starc will handle pace duty.

Nathan Lyon will handle spin duty.

Stats which can be useful:

England have lost six of their last seven Tests against Australia with one draw.

Lord’s is a happy place for Australia, who have won six of their last 10 Tests against England at the ground. Before defeats in 2013 and 2009, Australia’s previous loss there was in 1934.

Last matches performance:

Rory Burns-133,11

Jason Roy-10,28

Joe Root-57,28(0w)

Joe Denly-18,11(0w)

Jos Buttler-5,1

Ben Stokes-50(1w),6(3w)

Jonny Bairstow-8,6

Chris Woakes-37*(3w),37(1w)

Moeen Ali-0(1w),4(2w)

Stuart Broad-29(5w),0(1w)

James Anderson-3(0w),4*


David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine, Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Josh Hazlewood/M  Starc, Nathan Lyon.
Warner,Woakes,Root,Smith,P Cummins,S  Broad,B  Stokes,Rory Burns
Rory Burns, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Joe Denly, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes, Jack Leach, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad
Note: Last match on this  ground  England vs Ireland ,fast bowler took 38 wickets.

Probable playing11:(In batting order):

James Pattinson-0(2w),47*(0w)
Warner,Root,Smith,Rory Burns
Pat Cummins-5(3w),26*(4w)
Nathan Lyon-12*(3w),(6w)
Peter Siddle-44(2w),(0w)
Usman Khawaja-13,40
Cameron Bancroft-8,7
Steven Smith-144,142
Matthew Wade-1,110
Travis Head-35,51

Must have player:

David Warner-2,8
Tim Paine-5,34

C/Vc  Choice:

H2H Team:

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