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Ashes: Langer expects flat and dry wicket at Lord's
Ashes: Langer expects flat and dry wicket at Lord's

London, Aug 13 (TIWN) Australia coach Justin Langer said that he expects a flat wicket at Lord's for the second Ashes Test which starts on Wednesday. Australia, who lead 1-0 in the series will be looking to double their advantage at Lord's where they have a very good record agianst England.

"It's quite dry though. It's not a surprise... the wicket is the last thing you look at when you come to Lord's. Most grounds it's the first thing to look at but here, there's so much else to admire and love about being here. But whether it's a green-top or a dry wicket, we have really good options and that's nice as a coach and selector."

With the wicket expected to aide turn, Australia are likely to pick only three pacers and that would mean a couple of high-profile names might miss out on selection yet again, like it was the case in the opening Test that they won. "Whoever misses out it's going to be tough," Langer pointed out. "The one who will be twelfth man it will be even tougher, whether that be Sidds (Siddle) or Josh (Hazlewood) or James Pattinson, whether it's Starcy (Mitchell Starc) or Pat Cummins, they are all very, very good bowlers."

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