England Find The Answer For Second Ashes Test
The second Ashes test is about to get underway this week, and build up to the test has been a little slow with the series fading out of the news. But while we have let our minds wander, England have been looking at how to level the series and Australia will have one eye on maintaining if not furthering their lead.
Trott is out of the second Ashes test and the series, which has been well documented. With his number three position left vacant, it appears as if Ian Bell is the batsmen that will take the responsibility of being England’s new number three.
When the situation calls for it, an all-rounder is called upon
This still leaves the English test side one player short, who do they bring in to give the side the spark? The solution to this question comes in the form of all-rounder Tim Bresnan. The 28-year old played his first game since his back injury in August, against the Queensland Second XI. England are looking at hedging their bets by going for an all-rounder in the second Ashes test, who looks to be in some form after picking up 4 wickets for England’s Performance Programme Team.
Bresnan has been quoted as saying that he is excited to be back, and that he is ready. And why wouldn’t he be. England are desperately needing someone to lead the fight to the Australians, the way in which Mitchell Johnson has unleashed himself on the English. If there was a stage made for Bresnan this may be it, getting a chance with bat and ball.
Tremlett who made up part of the bowling unit in the first test did not make the impact selectors would have thought. Especially with his height, on the firm lively wicket. It could well be that Bresnan, who bowls from a lower trajectory, is the bowler to have more success against the Australians. His extra pace and heavy ball, could be the recipe to take the wickets England will need to start clawing back the series.