The first Test of the Ashes 2023 kept everyone on their toes. The battle between England and Australia was enthralling to watch. Despite being dominated for most of the game, Australia showed their class and clinched the match from the jaws of defeat to go 1-0 up in the series.
2 Changes England might do for the next second Ashes Test against Australia
England will be disappointed with the way how the result went because they were hot favourites to win. But they couldn’t quite get the Australian tail out in the end, which cost them. They would be addressing a few things before heading into the next game at Lord’s on 28th June. Let’s take a look at 2 Changes England might do for the next second Ashes Test against Australia:
Mark Wood in place of Ollie Robinson
One of the changes that England would be looking to make is they would be looking to add Mark Wood to the team in place of Ollie Robinson, who brings in the same variety as that of James Anderson and Stuart Broad. The Ben Stokes-led side would be looking to add the express pace of Wood, which will be handy for them especially after they failed to take the wickets of Australia’s lower order. In the first game, England attacked some of the Australian batters with short balls but they didn’t have that much pace to threaten the batters. Therefore with Mark Wood entering the team would be cover all the bases.
Chris Woakes in place of Moeen Ali
One of the forced changes that England might make is they can bring in Chris Woakes in place of Moeen Ali. The all-rounder injured his finger during the first game and struggled with his bowling as well. With Lord’s, not a spin-friendly pitch, England might look to bring in Chris Woakes in the team. Joe Root did a terrific job as a spinner in the first game and if needed England can turn to him. The addition of Chris Woakes will allow England to have another swing bowler in the team and with Lord’s offering great swing, he could be handy.
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