LONDON (AP) — England has selected an unchanged 13-man squad for the second Ashes test against Australia starting Thursday at Lord's after opening the five-match series with a tense 14-run win.
The only likely change to the starting XI could see either of pacemen Graham Onions or Tim Bresnan replace Steven Finn, who struggled in the first test at Trent Bridge. Lord's is Finn's home ground with county side Middlesex, however, and that could work in his favor.
National selector Geoff Miller says Monday "we have selected the same squad for the Lord's test as this continues to provide options for Alastair Cook and Andy Flower," adding that his team showed "a great deal of composure" to win an engrossing first test.
The batting department is almost certain to remain unchanged.
England squad: Alastair Cook (captain), Joe Root, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Jonny Bairstow, Matt Prior, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Steven Finn, James Anderson, Graham Onions.