Ashes 2019: Mitchell Starc named in 12-man Australia squad for Lord’s Test

first_img Next Ashes 2019: Mitchell Starc named in 12-man Australia squad for Lord’s TestAshes 2019: Australia are likely to play Josh Hazlewood ahead of Mitchell Statc in the 2nd Test against England starting August 14 at Lord’s. Australia had won the 1st of a 5-Test series by 251 runs last week.advertisement India Today Web Desk LondonAugust 13, 2019UPDATED: August 13, 2019 16:19 IST England (ENG) vs Australia (AUS), Ashes 2019: Mitchell Starc. (File Photo: IANS)HIGHLIGHTSMitchell Starc has been included in the Australia’s 12-man squad for the Lord’s TestStarc did not play the 1st Ashes Test against England which Australia won by 251 runsAccording to reports, Josh Hazlewood will play at Lord’s ahead of StarcAustralia left out James Pattinson and replaced him with left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc for the 2nd Ashes Test against England starting at Lord’s on August 14.Mitchell Starc was the top wicket-taker in the 2019 Cricket World Cup but did not play the 1st Test at Edgbaston because he was recovering from a knee injury. Pattinson picked 2 wickets in the match but scored a crucial 47 not out in the second innings as Australia won by 251 runs.As part of coach Justin Langer’s rotation policy, Australia have brought in Mitchell Starc to the 12-member squad for the Lord’s Test but Fox Sports reported Josh Hazlewood would make it to the playing XI ahead of Mitchell Starc.BREAKING: Australia’s XII for the Lord’s Test:Tim Paine (c/wk), David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood (@cricketcomau) August 13, 2019That means Australia would make only 1 change to the XI which played in Edgbaston – Hazlewood in for Pattinson.There were no other changes to the team.Cameron Bancroft, who played his first Test since the ball-tampering scandal, will once again open with David Warner. Both men failed to make an impact and would be eager to get going at Lord’s.Steve Smith made a sensational return to the Test team with twin hundreds at Edgbaston and he would be eager to carry on from where he left off.Meanwhile, Justin Langer said he expects David Warner to get a big one at Lord’s while saying that he likes it when big players miss out and then step up and deliver.advertisement”I like it when great players miss out,” quoted Langer as saying when asked about Warner’s output at Edgbaston.”It means statistically they’ll probably get some pretty soon, so hopefully it’s this Test.”They’re great players for a reason and he’s got that look in his eye,” Langer added.Australia’s 12-man squad for Lord’s Test: Cameron Bancroft, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Travis Head (vice-captain), Matthew Wade, Tim Paine (captain and wicketkeeper), Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell StarcAlso Read | Ashes 2019: Don’t want England to rely just on Jofra Archer to beat Australia, says Paul CollingwoodAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Ashes 2019Follow Josh HazlewoodFollow James PattinsonFollow Eng vs AUSlast_img

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