Hosts England will look to bounce back when they take on Australia in the second Ashes Test match which starts at Lord's in London from August 14.
In the first Test, Australia put up a great performance with both bat and ball. Steve Smith with twin hundreds, Pat Cummins with seven wickets and Nathan Lyon with a six wicket haul were among the standout performers and they will look to continue their good run. David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja and Tim Paine had a poor outing with bat and they need to step up as it will also release some pressure off Steve Smith. In the bowling, James Pattinson has been rested for this match and either Josh Hazlewood or Mitchell Starc will replace him in final XI. Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon will once again be the key bowlers for the visitors.
On the other hand, under pressure England have made a few changes in their squad as injured James Anderson, out of form Moeen Ali have been left out and debutant Jofra Archer and one of Sam Curran or Jack Leach will replace them in the playing XI. England have a balanced team and should stick to their basics and they're very much capable to beat this Australian side. Captain Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow have to step up with bat and in the bowling inform Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes will get the support of Jofra Archer.
All the major stats and facts ahead of the second Ashes Test between England and Australia in Lord's
Head to Head -
|Venue||Test||Won by ENG||Won by AUS||Tied||Drawn|
At Lord's, London -
Tests - 36, Eng won - 7, Aus won - 15, Drawn - 14
3 - Steve Smith has scored hundreds in each of his last three Test innings in England. His scores read 142, 144 and 143.
9.75 - Chris Woakes' bowling averages in Tests at Lord's in London. He has taken 24 wickets in 4 Tests with three five-wicket hauls and one ten-wicket haul at this venue.
13.77 - Jonny Bairstow's Test batting average in 2019. He has scored only 124 runs in 9 Test innings with only one fifty this year.
21 - Wickets Pat Cummins has taken in Test cricket in 2019 - the most by any bowler in the world.
36 - Usman Khawaja needs 36 more runs to complete 1000 Test runs away from home.
90 - Stuart Broad has taken 90 wickets at an average of 27.22 in 22 Tests at Lord's in London.
410 - Travis Head has scored 410 runs at an average of 82.00 in 4 Tests this year - the most runs for Australia.