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The second Ashes Test match between England and Australia comes from Lords on Thursday afternoon and we are once again in for a thrilling five days of action from the Home of Cricket.
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The first Test at Trent Bridge was one of the best Ashes’ encounters for some time as the game had so many twists and turns and left fans on the edge of their seats. England eventually took the match by just 14 runs, so there is plenty to play for as the series heads to the capital of the country.
Lords is a ground that the Aussies have enjoyed over the year, but beating the Three Lions is going to be extremely tough as they have the confidence and momentum to take a 2-0 lead.
Alastair Cook will be looking for a victory here as it would put his men in a superb position to take the series. Even though England were winners last time, Cook knows there is a lot of room for improvement, especially in the batting.
If it hadn’t of been for the superb century from Ian Bell in the second innings, England wouldn’t have won this match, so the rest of the top order need to turn their starts into big scores here. Kevin Pietersen looks to be in good form and 4/1 could be good value on him scoring the most runs for his side.
With the ball, there is no one better that James Anderson in the world right now and he will once again be the main man for the home side. If the conditions suit swing bowling, Anderson could take another ten wickets in this match.
England know there is a massive opportunity to take a 2-0 lead and move closer to retaining these Ashes, but it isn’t going to be easy as the Aussies are fighters.
Some sides might struggle to bounce back from such an agonising defeat, but that won’t be the case in the Australian camp as they will be looking forward to getting onto the pitch and showing what they can do.
The tourists have to improve with the bat as if it wasn’t for their final wicket partnership in both innings, they would have lost this game convincingly.
Michael Clarke didn’t get the runs he has been used to over the years, but 12/5 on him being the leading scorer for his team at Lords might prove to be a decent bet.
Australia are a 16/5 shot to draw the series level and that could be decent value as they showed they are by no means a pushover in the last match. Clarke might want to bat first and get a lot of runs on the board in the first innings as that would pile the pressure on England.
This is set to be another enthralling Test match and you don’t want to miss a ball from 11am on Thursday. The Home of Cricket is ready for action and we should see some top-class Test match cricket played.