England vs Australia, The Ashes, 2nd Test Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Australia and England men are set to face off in the second Test of the Ashes 2023 from June 28. The match is scheduled to take place at the iconic Lord’s. Australia, who lead the series by 1-0, are slight favourites to win this Test at 21/20 (2.05). The home side England have bigger odds of winning this match at 3/2 (2.50).

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • England vs Australia, The Ashes, 2nd Test
  • June 28-July 2, 2023 – 10:00 AM GMT
  • Lord’s, London

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

Lord’s Cricket Ground has historically assisted fast bowlers with a good amount of swing and seam movement on offer. England had asked for flatter pitches ahead of the series and that could have some impact here. The average first and second innings score in Tests here stands at 309 and 299, respectively.

The first day of the match could see some interruption due to weather as the forecast predicts around 10-20% chance of precipitation. The third day also has a 40% chance of rain in the afternoon.

England vs Australia – Match Predictions

England went hard at the Aussies in the first Test but the visitors stuck to their strengths and came out on top. Lord’s should have more help for pacers and that should help the world champions.

Top Run-scorer First Innings

Joe Root was outstanding in the first Test, scoring 118* and 46 in two innings. The England batter averages close to 51 in the longer format. Back Root to be England’s top batter at 3/1 (4.00).

Marnus Labuschagne missed out in the last Test but you can expect him to bounce back. Bet on Labuschagne to be Australia’s top batter at 13/4 (4.25).

Our Prediction: Joe Root to be the top run-scorer for England in the first innings at 3/1 (4.00).

Top Wicket-taker First Innings

Pat Cummins went wicketless in the first innings at Edgbaston but came back strong with four wickets in the second. Back Cummins to be Australia’s best bowler at 2/1 (3.00). Stuart Broad was exceptional in the first game, taking three wickets in each innings. You can bet on him to be England’s top bowler at 13/5 (3.60).

Our Prediction: Pat Cummins to be the top wicket-taker for Australia in first innings at 2/1 (3.00).

Man of the Match

Pat Cummins was fired up at Edgbaston, picking three wickets in the second innings and then scoring a match-winning 44 to chase down the target. He is a good bet to be the player of the match at 12/1 (13.00). Other top betting options include Travis Head, Steve Smith, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow.

Our Prediction: Pat Cummins to be the Man of the Match at 12/1 (13.00) odds.

England vs Australia Preview

The Ashes 2023 began with a thrilling finish at Edgbaston, with the Aussies coming out victorious. Let’s take a look at two teams before they meet at Lord’s.


England came short in the first Test by two wickets after finding themselves on top a few times. Ben Stokes took several gambles and they played in their aggressive style. Joe Root was outstanding with the bat while Stuart Broad was the pick of the bowlers.

Moeen Ali made his returned in the first Test but suffered a finger injury. England are likely to make at least one change in the bowling attack, with Rehan Ahmed or Mark Wood coming in.

Squad: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood/Rehan Ahmed, James Anderson


Australia did not let themselves get suck into England’s style of play and won the match courtesy of Pat Cummins’ 44 not-out. Usman Khawaja scored 141 and 65 in two innings, and was adjudged the player of the match.

Josh Hazlewood returned from injury in the previous game. Scott Boland was preferred but expect Mitch Starc to come back into the side.

Squad: Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

How to Watch The Ashes in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List

The UK viewers will have an option to tune in to Sky Sports Cricket for the live broadcast of the Ashes on TV. Online streaming can be accessed via the Sky Go application.

  • Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
  • Sky Go (Streaming)



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