So we go to Headingley…
After Australia clung on to secure a draw that is crucial through an enthralling, pulsating, thrilling Lords Test match, England need to reset as they travel up to Leeds, where the visitors understand a victory will secure the Ashes.
The fact that one bad England afternoon during the next three Tests could cost them the series has not been lost on anyone, so Joe Root will take it one match at one time, and that I feel that the Three Lions defeat the Aussies at Headingley to level the series.
After the crushing Edgbaston conquer, we saw that a severe momentum shift at Lords — of course courtesy of Jofra Archer. Since the introduction of Kevin Pietersen in 2005 have seen that a participant make such an immediate impact on the England side, along with his terrifying bout of fast bowling to rough up the imperious Steve Smith felt like a moment with this England Test side. For the very first time in a long time, England have a weapon which may terrify the batsmen.
According to CricViz, the Lords pitch we watched last week has been the second-slowest because 2005, nevertheless Headingley has been Englands fastest pitch within precisely exactly the same time period. Together with the fear factor surrounding Jofras express pace, he could do some unspeakable damage to this delicate Aussie batting line-up.
Australia possess Pat Cummins inside their side who will act as their, therefore its down to which team handles the barrage best with the piano. With the Aussie openers hapless Steve Smith that a uncertainty and Englands middle order from the runs last match of Ben Stokes Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow all, this looks a storm for a comeback success.
The recent outcomes at Headingley of england have not been great — winning only three of their previous six — this is a string as the Australians revealed in Birmingham.
My suggestion for Australias top first innings batsman to be Marnus Labuschagne.
The most Labuschagne, who hit a half-century at Smiths place to save the match at Lords, will arrive in, with Steve Smith ruled from the Test match.
The 25-year-old was scoring runs using Glamorgan this season for fun, and looked unfazed after being struck the moment he came in — that is the sign of a well-organised player.
David Warner (Stuart Broads rabbit ) can not buy a rush, Cameron Bancroft is futile, Usman Khawaja is suspect in England, Matthew Wade is threatening but inconsistent, and Tim Paine (who has since many First Class centuries since Stuart Broad) isnt a Test batsman.
I think Travis Head is an excellent player who has the potential to score to the Aussies, so that he gets my nod but me impressed on Sunday.
I have a long price to finish up: Jofra Archer to become Man of the Match in a huge 12/1.
Simply put, Archer is a match-winner, and 12/1 for a bowler as crushing as Archer to win MOTM on such a fast pitch (against a side who are without Steve Smith) is just too significant.