Ashes 2019: Australia name Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood in 12 for Lord’s Test, James Pattinson rested
Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood have been named in Australia's squad. © Getty

Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood are in Australia‘s 12 for the second Ashes Test at Lord’s from Wednesday, while James Pattinson has been rested.

Pattinson made his return to Test cricket for the first time since February 2016 when the Ashes began on August 1 at Edgbaston, and bowled 35 overs of overall impressed pace, for returns of two wickets as Australia hammered England by 251 runs.

The 29-year-old has no injury concerns, but the Australian team management has opted to rest him given the amount of Test cricket left in the series.

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Starc and Hazlewood sat out the Ashes opener at Edgbaston, and are now both in line to play at Lord’s. Peter Siddle and Pat Cummins are the other quicks named in Australia’s squad of 12 for the second Test.

During the three-day tour match against Worcestershire, Hazlewood claimed 3/34 from 15 overs while Starc bowled fast for his 2/56 from 15.5 overs.

Australia’s coach Justin Langer said this week that it was highly likely that Cummins would also be rested at some point during the remaining four Tests against England.


Cummins, 26, played all six of Australia’s home Tests this past summer and before that lasted through the previous Ashes at home, which Australia won 4-0. Since he returned to Test cricket in March 2017, he has bowled 734 overs in the format, a number topped only by James Anderson and Stuart Broad.

And though Siddle did not manage a wicket on the last day of the first Test, Langer backed him to play at Lord’s while terming his day five spell at Edgbaston as “the best none-fa I’ve ever seen“.

Australia 12 for Lord’s Test: D1avid Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine (c, wk), Pat Cummins, Mitch Starc, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood