Same again for Australia

Australia have unsurprisingly named an unchanged squad for the second Ashes Test at Adelaide next week.

Given the hosts won the Brisbane opener by 381 runs and have no injury concerns, they are expected to field the same XI.

Australia coach Darren Lehmann said: "They will come back really hard. We know England are a good cricket team."

That would again mean seam bowling all-rounder James Faulkner missing out.

Whoever takes part, Australia coach Darren Lehmann has warned the hosts cannot begin to think the job is done at this early stage.

“It’s just one Test match,” he said. “So we have got to play well, back that up and show we’re the side we want to become – not just ‘one-hit wonders’, if you like.

“(We want to) play a brand of cricket that is strong, competitive – each and every day, each and every session – and if we do that, we know we will get the results. But we can’t just rest on our laurels after one Test.

“They will come back really hard. We know England are a good cricket team.”

Australia squad for second Ashes Test in Adelaide: Michael Clarke (captain), Brad Haddin (wicketkeeper), George Bailey, James Faulkner, Ryan Harris, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Lyon, Chris Rogers, Peter Siddle, Steven Smith, David Warner, Shane Watson.

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