The Ashes: Australia Looks for Comeback against England

Published July 16, 2015 by Amir G

The Ashes: Australia Looks for Comeback against England

Following the surprising loss in the first test, Australia looks to impress against England in today's first day of the second Ashes test (10:00 UK time).

All seats are taken at the Lord's Cricket Ground ahead of today's first game of The Ashes' second test between Australia and England (10:00 UK time). After the Brits emerged victorious winning by 169 runs in the first test at Cardiff, Australia has now got to deliver to stand up and make sure they don't get dragged into the losing game.

England Going Strong

Following their convincing win over the Aussies in the first test, the Brits will arrive at the Lord's today with enough confidence to pass around. The first test win wasn't expected at all on the English side, and the end result shocked many. Captain Alastair Cook will be needed to keep close watch on his men not to be complacent.

The home team is well aware that the Australians are keen on turning things around. Talking to the BBC, England's Adam Lyth said: "Australia are number one in the world for a reason so they will come back stronger". One big worry for England is the condition of Moeen Ali who was a key figure in the first test, after the batsman felt soreness in his side.

Comeback for Aussies?

The first test defeat marks a major letdown for Australia after arriving at the Ashes as a favorite. There weren't many good excuses for the performance at Cardiff for the Aussies, besides the fact that they just didn't play well. It will be interesting to see how the wounded beast performs today.

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