Joe Root said England will be unchanged for the second test against South Africa on Friday at Trent Bridge, where he expects his seam bowlers make a greater contribution than in the series opener last week.
Moeen Ali was the star of the England bowling attack in the first test victory at Lord’s, taking 10 wickets in a test match for the first time. He was well supported by fellow spinner Liam Dawson, but seamers took just six wickets in both South African innings combined.
England’s pacemen bowled just ten overs between them in the tourist’s second innings, but Root expects Mark Wood, James Anderson, Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad to have more of an impact this time around.
Broad has particularly fond memories of England’s last visit to Trent Bridge – where Broad also plays his county cricket – as Australia were skittled out for just 60 in 2015, with Broad starring, taking 8-15. The second test gets under way on Friday, before the teams then meet at The Oval and Old Trafford.