LONDON – England captain Joe Root expects his side to fight back hard against Australia when the second Ashes test starts at Lord's on Wednesday, with paceman Jofra Archer raring to make the most of his debut.
Australia lead the five-match series 1-0 after their emphatic 251-run win at Edgbaston.
“We're in English conditions, we really back ourselves to perform and to come back strong after last week,” Root told reporters on Tuesday. “We've proven that we do that time and time again after we've been defeated, especially at home, and I'm expecting a big response from the boys.”
Archer said this week, after being named in England's 12 man squad that he had fully recovered from a side strain.
The Barbados-born pace bowler made a big impact at the World Cup as England's leading wicket-taker, bowling also the dramatic Super Over against New Zealand at Lord's which sealed the title for the hosts.