Darren Lehmann (left) and Peter Siddle © Getty Images
Darren Lehmann (left) and Peter Siddle © Getty Images

Indeed, the presence of Darren ‘Boof’ Lehmann brings lot of joy and assurance to this bunch of Australian cricketers. Peter Siddle was very close to selection but Mitchell Starc regaining fitness ahead of the second Test meant the right-arm pacer will have to wait. Siddle was Australia’s pace spearhead a couple of seasons ago, but dip in form meant he was axed from the team. He had worked very close with the bowling coach, Craig McDermott. Meanwhile, Australia resumed their first innings at 337 for 1 and lost two wickets in the first session on the second day at Lord’s in the second Ashes 2015 Test. Chris Rogers fell for 173 but his partner Steven Smith was standing tall for Australia at lunch, having reached 168 not out.