The players and coaches from both England and Australia have been keeping a close eye on the pitch at Trent Bridge ahead of the fourth Ashes Test, with conflicting reports coming from the players, but most hoping for a quick deck.
England captain Alastair Cook has no doubt that paceman Stuart Broad will be able to lead the bowling attack in the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge, in the absence of veteran James Anderson.
There are reports that say Sri Lanka batting legend Mahela Jayawardene has agreed to become a batting a consultant with the England side.
England paceman Stuart Broad says they want to keep Australia captain Michael Clarke quiet with the bat during the last two Ashes Tests, starting with the match at Trent Bridge on Thursday.
England selector Mick Newell has backed opener Adam Lyth to come good in the last two Ashes Tests, saying the left-hander deserves to keep his spot in the national side.