Day 1 of the Ashes 2021-22 2nd Test: AUS vs ENG, Ashes. 2nd Test Day 1 Live Score: In the second Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval, Australia captain. Steve Smith won the toss and decided to bat against England.
Day 1 of the Ashes 2021-22 2nd Test: Australia vs England 2nd Test. After Australia captain Steve Smith won the toss and opted to bat in the second. Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday, veteran. England pacer Stuart Broad struck early on his return, dismissing opener Marcus Harris. Pat Cummins, the home side’s newly-appointed. Test captain, has been ruled out of the ongoing day-night match in Adelaide due to being a close contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19. He will now be isolated for seven days under South Australia’s severe bio-security rules. For the first time since a ball-tampering incident in 2018, Steve Smith leads the home side, while Michael Neser makes his debut as a replacement bowler for Pat Cummins.
With James Anderson and Broad in the playing XI, the visitors will be looking to level the series after losing at the Gabba. They will need a better bowling performance. After a poor batting performance in Brisbane, skipper Joe Root will need some help from his other hitters.
England Playing XI: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
Australia Playing XI: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith(c), Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(w), Michael Neser, Mitchell Starc, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Lyon
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