Ashes 2019: Langer expects flat and dry wicket at Lord’s

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Ashes 2019: England name Archer, Leach for second test v Australia

Pat Cummins believes Jimmy Anderson will be a "massive loss" for England in the second Ashes Test and says Australia are well prepared to deal with his replacement, Jofra Archer, at Lord's.

The Aussie brand hit back with adverts referencing their win: "Vegemite tastes like a come-from-behind victory by 251 runs".

Cummins also became the second fastest Australian to get 100 Test wickets with his Edgbaston haul, taking just 21 matches to reach the mark. Everyone's got to contribute. That's why we are deliberately recognising that, "ok we won the first Test match that's great, but now we've got to win the second Test". "So all our efforts will go into that".

"Personally, I'll be hoping to play every game, and if I'm fully fit and bowling well I expect to, but it's good we've got plenty of bowlers here", Cummins told reporters in London. "Whoever misses out it's going to be tough", Langer pointed out. In the first Test, pacers Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood sat out with Pat Cummins, James Pattinson and veteran Peter Siddle playing.

"But I am not sure it's humanly possible". "Those back-to-back Test matches depends a lot on how much he bowls".

The top-ranked test bowler in the world at the moment, Cummins will again be hoping to fire down the opening ball in England's first innings. It's up to the individuals, not so much our game plan against him. All those things will come into it.

"I think everyone would like to play all five", he said.

Australia coach Langer is "curious" to see how Archer holds up to the rigours of Test cricket, saying his side will look to "wear down" the paceman.

"I've played a lot more red-ball cricket than white-ball cricket and I think it is my preferred format". "Like we've talked about a long time, we've got to keep wearing them (England's bowlers) down and get him back into his second or third and fourth spells". "At the end of the day, the wicket is looking green and it looks like a real even coverage of grass", Copeland said.

"It's quite dry though".

Leach's last appearance at Lord's saw him famously score 92 as a nightwatchman as England overcame a dismal first innings to beat Ireland in an Ashes warm-up.

"I think the good thing was, the first couple of days we were behind in the game and with each days we felt like we were getting more and more into the game", he said.

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