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England team unchanged for second Ashes Test

England unchanged for second Test
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England name an unchanged squad for the second Ashes Test against Australia at Lord's.

England have named an unchanged squad for the second Ashes Test at Lord's this week.

Selectors have opted to keep hold of the same 13-man team that secured an opening Test 14-run victory over Australia at Trent Bridge yesterday.

National selector Geoff Miller said: "It was a fantastic start to the Investec Test series with both sides showing a huge amount of skill and determination. I would like to congratulate England on showing a great deal of composure to win by 14 runs.

"I have no doubt that the rest of the series will be equally compelling. We have selected the same squad for the Lord's Test as this continues to provide options for Alastair Cook and Andy Flower."

There have been suggestions that bowler Steven Finn could be dropped from the team, with either Tim Bresnan or Graham Onions taking his place.

England team:

Alastair Cook (captain, Essex), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Ian Bell (Warwickshire), Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Graham Onions (Durham), Kevin Pietersen (Surrey), Matt Prior (Sussex), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire), Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire)


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