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England name unchanged squad for second Ashes Test

England unchanged for Lord's

England: Unchanged for the second Ashes Test

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England have named an unchanged 13-man squad for the second Test with Australia which starts at Lord's on Thursday.

England won a thrilling first Test at Trent Bridge by 14 runs and the selectors have kept faith with the same squad for Lord's.

National selector Geoff Miller said: "It was a fantastic start to the Investec Test series with both sides showing a huge amount of skill and determination.

"I would like to congratulate England on showing a great deal of composure to win by 14 runs. I have no doubt that the rest of the series will be equally compelling.

Options

"We have selected the same squad for the Lord's Test as this continues to provide options for Alastair Cook and Andy Flower."

The selectors' main debating point will be the identity of the third seamer.

Steven Finn struggled at Nottingham, and Tim Bresnan and Graham Onions will both come into consideration for Lord's.

13-man Squad: Alastair Cook (c), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Ian Bell, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Steven Finn, Graham Onions, Kevin Pietersen, Matt Prior, Joe Root, Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott

What will be the result of the second Ashes Test?

  • England win
  • Draw
  • Australia win