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Root sure England will respond

13th August 2019, 17:48 by Aidan Perkins

England captain Joe Root says his side are primed to respond in the second Ashes Test against Australia after losing the first match.

England lost the first Test at Edgbaston earlier this month after the tourists came storming back following a slow start.

It means England are preparing for the second Test at Lord's, which starts on Wednesday, trailing Australia at home in a series for the first time in 14 years.

The Aussies are bound to be buoyant following their 251-run win in Birmingham but Root has backed his players to hit back as soon as possible.

He said: "Generally, we're a side that when we have our backs to the wall we come out scrapping hard.

"I expect the same this time around."

Root added: "We're in English conditions and we really back ourselves to perform, to come back strongly after last week.

"We have done that time and time again when we have been defeated, especially at home. I'm expecting a big response from the boys."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Aidan Perkins is a senior journalist that specialises in football stories. Aidan, a Liverpool fan, also has a broad knowledge of several other sports.

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