James Buttler, the Cricket Badger, is joined by Cricket 365’s Oli Fisher and cricket journalist Aakash Sivasubramaniam to assess England’s chances of bouncing back from a one-nil deficit in the Ashes at the Home of Cricket.
Can Australia perform again at Lord’s? And what difference will Jofra Archer make to the biggest contest cricket can give us?
The trio will be back every week throughout the series to assess the action just gone, chew over the talking points and make their predictions on the week ahead.
Gamble responsibly and we will see you next week! Enjoy the Ashes!
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Smith underwent a “precautionary scan” of his neck that thankfully had not revealed any structural damage.
“I think it was important that we bounced back strongly after Edgbaston and I think we’ve certainly done that.”
Jofra Archer has changed the mood if not the scoreline.
Steve Smith out, Marnus Labuschagne in.
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Thankfully, Smith appears to have suffered no lasting damage.
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