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Ashes | Australia include Starc, Hazlewood in 12-man squad for 2nd Test, Pattinson left out

Mitchell Starc has made a comeback to the Aussie squad for the second Test of the Ashes series, which begins tomorrow at Lord's.

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London Published on: August 13, 2019 16:52 IST
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Mitchell Starc has made a comeback to the Aussie squad for the second Test of the Ashes series, which begins tomorrow at Lord's.

Australia has left fast bowler James Pattinson out of its 12-man squad for the second Ashes test against England, giving Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood the chance of a recall at Lord's.

Pattinson made his return to test cricket in the 251-run win at Edgbaston. He collected just two wickets in that game and, although not injured, Australia chose to rest him for the second game because of his history of back problems.

The series-opener was Pattinson's first test in more than three years.

His absence leaves what appears to be a straight choice between Starc and Hazlewood. Australia could recall both and rest Peter Siddle.

England is expected to give a test debut to quick Jofra Archer in place of the injured James Anderson. Archer played a starring role in England's World Cup triumph last month.

Australia's XII for the Lord's Test: Tim Paine (C/WK), David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

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