Ashes 2019, England vs Australia, 2nd Test: Australian coach Justin Langer expects opener David Warner on Wednesday ( 14 August) to score runs for the team in the second Ashes Test starting at Lord's. Warner, who returned to the team after a year's ban, scored just 10 in the first Test in Birmingham. Steve Smith on the other hand had scored a century in both innings.
Langer told Cricket.com, "I love it when great players miss it. This means that they will probably improve this soon as the statistics are there, so hopefully this will happen in this Test. "The coach said," That is why he is a great player and he has it in his eye. "
Coach Langer expects a flat pitch
Australian coach Justin Langer expects a flat and dry pitch in the second Test match at Lord's. Langer said, "This pitch is quite interesting. It looks like it will be flat pitch. Although it has been somewhat dry but it is not surprising. It is not common to see the pitch while playing at Lord's. It is always nice to play here. However, it is important to see if it is green or pitch dry. As a coach I have very good options. "
With the hope of getting a turn from the pitch, the Australian team can take three pacers in this match and some big faces can be rested. The Australian coach said, "Which player to keep out for this match is not an easy decision. Even selecting the 12th player is difficult. Peter Siddle, Jose Hazlewood, James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins are all good players. "
Jofra Archer's Stamina Test
For Jofra Archer, Langer said that this match would be the complete test for his Stamina. Langer said that Archer has bowled well with the white ball, but it will be interesting to see how he performs in the five-day match.
Australian team for Lord's Test
Australia announced their 12-man squad on Tuesday for the second Ashes Test which starts here with England from Wednesday. Cricket.com has announced the 12-member Australian team on its Twitter. The team includes pace bowlers Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood, while James Pattinson is dropped. Pattinson was part of the first Test. He took only two wickets in the first Test. The Australian team won the first match by 251 runs and scored 1-0 in the series.
Team: Tim Paine (Captain & Wicketkeeper), David Warner, Cameron Bencroft, Usman Khwaja, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Peter Seidel, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazelwood.