England vs Australia 2nd Test Ashes 2019: Steve Smith vs Jofra Archer and Other Exciting Mini Battles to Watch Out for at Lord’s
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England vs Australia 2nd Test of Ashes 2019 will start from Wednesday. Australia look to keep their dominance with consecutive wins while the hosts England aim to bounce back in the tournament. The first Test saw one-sided victory for Australia after they defeated England by 251 runs. The Ashes tournaments are always exciting to watch and conquests between some players make the matches even more exciting. England vs Australia Cricket Score 2nd Test Match. 

Form the Australian side, Steve Smith is the most dangerous batsman. Nathan Lyon is a key bowler as his six-wicket haul in the first Test crushed the England batting in the second innings. Moreover, the inclusion of Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood is bound to strengthen the Tim Paine led side. For England, it is Jofra Archer who will have to fulfil the absence of James Anderson, who has been ruled of Ashes 2nd Test due to injury. As the match is set to be played on Wednesday, here we look at some exciting mini battles to watch out for in the match. Ashes 2019, 2nd Test Match Preview: England Eye Comeback at the ‘Mecca of Cricket’ Against Australia.

Steve Smith vs Jofra Archer: Steve Smith is obviously the most dangerous Aussie batsman in the match. Jofra Archer is the new bowler in the England team and his duty will be to stop Smith from going any big. Smith smashed two tons in the first Test and was player of the match. The right-handed batsman is expected to continue his good form and England need to come with a great plan to outplay him.

Rory Burns vs Nathan Lyon: Rory Burns smashed 133 in the first innings of the first Test and the England opener can be a great threat to the Aussie side. Nathan Lyon dismissed him after his century in the first match and the Australia spinner will have to again halt Burns from hitting a big score.

Ben Stokes vs Mitchell Starc: Ben Stokes hit a half-century in the first Test and this means that English all-rounder is still in form. Stokes can prove a big danger to the Australian side while batting down the order. Mitchell Starc has been included in the playing 11 this time and the senior Australian pacer can be called in to dismiss Stokes in the match.

The England side are on the back foot after their first Test loss. However, James Anderson’s ouster affected them in the first match and this time, they will be all prepared in the bowling zone. Joe Root, Rory Burns, Jason Roy and Jos Buttler are some of the important batsmen in the English side and they will look to excel with their batting so as to bounce back with a victory in the second Test.