Who will win England vs Australia 2nd Test, Ashes 2019?
The 2019 Ashes series moves to Lord’s Cricket Ground, as the hosts look to hit back after a crushing defeat in the opening test at Edgbaston. England have not lost a home Ashes series since 2001, and the hosts need to bounce back at HQ.
Australia, led by Steve Smith’s excellent batting, recovered from a poor start on the opening day to eventually cruise to victory – England suffering in the field after James Anderson’s calf injury early on the first morning.
Jofra Archer, England’s World Cup star, is set for a test debut and could be the hosts’ key man as they look to get back to winning ways. The match is also part of the ICC World Test Championship – the inaugural series for both – and England will be keen to get back to winning ways.
ENG vs AUS, 2nd Test: Where to watch/Live streaming
TV channels: Sky Sports, Channel Nine, Sony Six, Super Sports 2, Willow TV
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ENG vs AUS Toss Prediction
Australia won the toss in the first test and elected to bat first – a decision which nearly backfired before Steve Smith turned the game on its head. If Joe Root wins the toss this time, he may want to have the first crack at the Lord’s pitch with the ball.
ENG vs AUS Weather Report
Regular showers are forecast throughout the week in London, with the second day perhaps the best (and warmest) according to the forecast. It could be a frustrating, stop-start week of cricket at Lord’s – particularly on the first day when the rain is set to be pretty relentless throughout the day.
ENG vs AUS Pitch Condition
The Lord’s slope famously offers something for the bowlers, with a place on the Lord’s honours board reserved for the very best batsmen as a result. The last test match at Lord’s, against Ireland, ended with Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes in supreme bowling form – the pitch combing with the sort of overhead conditions expected this week too. Lord’s is very much a wicket where pitching the ball up, particularly with so much cloud around, will get wickets.
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