The second day of the 2nd Test match of Ashes 2019 will take place between England and Australia on Aug 15, 2019, at Lord's Cricket Ground. The first day of the ongoing Test match got abandoned due to rain without a ball being bowled. As a result, half an hour additional is added in the remaining four days. Jofra Archer is all set to make his Test debut in this match, as Chris Jordan handed over the cap to him. The first Test match was won by Australia, where Steve Smith played a fine knock of 142 runs from 207 balls. England lost that game by 251 runs. Meanwhile, let us have a look at the weather report and rain forecast from London which is playing a big spoilsport in the on-going 2nd Test Match of Ashes 2019. We will also throw some light on the pitch report of ENG vs AUS 2nd Test Match, scroll down for details below. Ashes 2019, 2nd Test Match Preview: England Eye Comeback at the ‘Mecca of Cricket’ Against Australia.
The weather at London is not as bad as yesterday, however as per the report of accuweather.com, showers are expected to come down at frequent interval in the afternoon and evening which might affect the play on the second day. Good news is that there will also be some partly sunshine in the afternoon. It has rained heavily here in London since morning and the play is expected to start a bit late. England vs Australia 2nd Test Ashes 2019: Steve Smith vs Jofra Archer and Other Exciting Mini Battles to Watch Out for at Lord’s.
Weather at London
Pitch Report: Since it has rained so much since the past two days, the track at Lord's Cricket Ground is expected to be on a slower side with green grasses. The pitch will be a paradise for pacers and the team winning the toss should bowl first and restrict the opposition side on a lower total.
Tim Paine's Australia side will look forward to taking a 2-0 lead in the 5 match Test Series. On the other hand, Joe Root side must have worked on their previous match batting woes and are expected to display better performance in this match. But most importantly, both for fans and players of both sides, the weather should be in favour of the game for the 2nd Test match to produce some result.