England vs Australia 2nd Test Playing 11: The second Test of the 2023 Ashes series is being played between England and Australia on the historic ground of Lord’s. In this match, England has decided to bowl first after winning the toss. In such a situation, the Australian team will come out to bat first.
England has made a change in their playing eleven. Moeen Ali is not playing Lord’s Test due to injury. In his place, young fast bowler Josh Tong got a chance. At the same time, Mitchell Starc has returned in place of Scott Boland in the Australian team.
England’s playing XI- Jack Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson, Josh Tong and James Anderson.
Australia’s playing XI- David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood.
head to head record
If we look at the record against each other in Test format between England and Australia, they have played 357 matches so far. In this, the England team has won 110 matches while Australia has won 151 matches. 37 matches have been played between the two teams at the Lord’s Cricket Ground. In this, England has won only in 7 while Australia has won in 15 matches.
Talking about the pitch of this second match played at Lord’s Cricket Ground, it proves to be much better for fast bowling with batting. Here the average score around 300 has been seen in the first 2 innings. The effect of weather is also seen on this pitch. For this reason, 2 experienced fast bowlers of England, Stuart Broad and James Anderson have got to see amazing on this ground so far.
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