After their win at the opening Test of the Ashes, Australia will be pumped with positive energy when they meet the champions of the World Cup 2019 for the second AUS vs ENG test at Lords. It was Australia first-ever victory in the opening Test of an away Ashes series since 2005. Whereas England will try to make a solid comeback with their most anticipated test debutant since Graeme Hich, Jofra Archer. England who has already seen a downfall in the form of Anderson is hoping to improvise this time.
So let’s see the top three players who can be a charmer this time:
#1 Steve Smith
Smith has continued his excellence as a batsman, with two centuries in two consecutive innings of AUS vs ENG Test. He defeated England’s team himself, leave alone the rest all thinking out of the box, the man has exceptionally improved himself over the period of time. Once again he will be ready to blow the bowler’s mind.
Total runs in first innings of the Ashes 2019: 144 off 219 balls
Total runs in first innings of the Ashes 2019: 133 in 312 balls
Batting average in Test: 62.96
#2 Nathan Lyon
Nathan Lyon has proved himself so well for the team in the first Test taking solid nine wickets in just two innings.
Wickets in the first inning: 3/112
Wickets in second innings: 6/49
Test economy rate: 3.02
Total wickets in 166 innings of the Tests: 352
#3 Ben Stokes
The all-rounder never disappoints anyone, be it World Cup 2019 or the Ashes. Making fifty and three wickets in the first inning.
Total wickets in the first Test of Ashes 2019: 9
Total runs in 97 innings: 3208
Total wickets in 91 innings: 131
Average Test economy rate: 3.34
Best bowling figures: 6/22