England v Australia: Second Test preview
England and Australia are both pondering selection issues ahead of the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
Last Updated: 18/07/13 10:39am
England completed a 14-run win shortly after lunch in a series opener that lived up to the heavy pre-match hype but left both sides pondering selection issues.
Australia handed a shock debut to teenage spinner Ashton Agar in Nottingham and he did enough - not least his 98 from No.11 in Australia's first innings - to earn an extended run.
Any changes to the tourists' XI are likely to be in the top-order batting with No.3 Ed Cowan the man under most pressure. David Warner is away in Africa to find form after his ban, leaving Usman Khawaja as the next in line.
England's victory at Trent Bridge was highlighted by 10 wickets for James Anderson and Ian Bell's 109 in the second innings, the only century on either side.
But the form of Steven Finn became a major worry as the match wore on. The Middlesex seamer bowled just two overs costing 24 runs on day five as England searched for the final wicket during a 68-run, 10th-wicket stand between Brad Haddin and James Pattinson.
Tim Bresnan and Graham Onions are the alternative options in England's unchanged 13-man squad.
Another of the major talking points to emerge from the first Test was the DRS system and, in particular, Australia's use of it.
Australia were successful with only two of their nine referrals and paid the price in England's second innings when, having burned their last review, Stuart Broad got away with a big edge behind early in his match-turning, 138-run stand with Bell.
The umpires will rotate positions at Trent Bridge with Aleem Dar - the man who failed to raise the finger to Broad - moving upstairs for third umpire duties and Marais Erasmus replacing him on the field alongside Kumar Dharmasena.
With a good forecast throughout the five days, the captain who calls correctly at the toss is likely to bat first - a formula that worked for England when they beat New Zealand earlier in the summer and worked against them when they faced South Africa in 2012.
England squad: A Cook (capt), J Root, J Trott, K Pietersen, I Bell, J Bairstow, M Prior (wkt, vice-capt), T Bresnan, S Broad, G Swann, J Anderson, S Finn, G Onions
Australia squad: M Clarke (capt), B Haddin (wkt, vice-capt), S Watson, C Rogers, E Cowan, P Hughes, U Khawaja, S Smith, M Wade (wkt), J Faulkner, P Siddle, J Pattinson, M Starc, R Harris, J Bird, N Lyon, A Agar