Ashes 2013: England name unchanged squad for second Test
Ashes 2013: England name an unchanged 13-man squad for the second Test against Australia at Lord's
England have named an unchanged 13-man squad for the second Ashes Test against Australia, which begins at Lord’s on Thursday.
Alastair Cook’s men sealed a 14-run victory in dramatic circumstances at Trent Bridge on Sunday, putting England 1-0 up in the five-Test series.
In particular, Steven Finn came under scrutiny for a below-par performance, with Graham Onions touted as a possible replacement for the beleaguered bowler.
However, England national selector Geoff Miller paid credit to the hosts for a opening win in the series.
“It was a fantastic start to the Investec Test series with both sides showing a huge amount of skill and determination,” said Miller.
“I would like to congratulate England on showing a great deal of composure to win by 14 runs. I have no doubt that the rest of the series will be equally compelling.
“We have selected the same squad for the Lord’s Test as this continues to provide options for Alastair Cook and Andy Flower.”
England squad: Alastair Cook (Essex) (Capt) James Anderson (Lancashire) Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire) Ian Bell (Warwickshire) Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire) Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire) Steven Finn (Middlesex) Graham Onions (Durham) Kevin Pietersen (Surrey) Matt Prior (Sussex) Joe Root (Yorkshire) Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire) Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire)