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Long way to go in Ashes - Buttler

10th August 2019, 18:49 by James Mason

Jos Buttler insists England must remain calm as they try to level the Ashes series with victory in the second Test.

England lost the first Test against Australia at Edgbaston by 251 runs and the hosts face a real challenge to win the coveted urn, with no side winning the Ashes after losing the opening match since Michael Vaughan's men triumphed in 2005.

Moeen Ali has been replaced in the squad for the second Test at Lord's, which starts on Wednesday, by Jack Leach, while paceman Jofra Archer is expected to replace the injured James Anderson.

Joe Root's side are under pressure as they need to win the series to reclaim the Ashes, but Buttler, who made scores of five and one in Birmingham, says there is still a lot of cricket to be played.

"There's no need to panic, we're 1-0 down, but there are four matches to go in this series," he was quoted as saying by Sky Sports. "We know we've got a fantastic team and we've got to stay calm.

"Nothing really changes. We've lost that game, but we've got enough belief to make it one-all."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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