Alastair Cook has admitted that Australia are "still probably favourites" to retain The Ashes, despite England comfortably winning the first Test in Cardiff.
The home side claimed a 169-run victory at the SWALEC Stadium last week, and the tourists will be missing first-choice wicket-keeper Brad Haddin for the second Test at Lord's after he flew home because of a family matter, while all-rounder Shane Watson is expected to be dropped.
However, the captain said at a press conference: "Australia are still probably favourites, they've only got to retain, I suppose. But series are not played on paper, it's what people deliver. And it's always nice to be underdogs isn't it?"
Australia regained the urn with a 5-0 whitewash last winter, but have not won a series in England since 2001.