Anderson and Broad are ready for the 2nd Ashes Test match: Chris Silverwood

Anderson and Broad are ready for the 2nd Ashes Test match: Chris Silverwood

Chris Silverwood also opined that Anderson and Broad are still two of the best in the business.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 05: James Anderson of England speaks with Stuart Broad of England during day two of the Ashes series Tour Match between Western Australia XI and England at WACA on November 5, 2017 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

The second Test match between Australia and England will begin at Adelaide on 16th December 2021, and will be a Day-Night affair. And, ahead of this marque clash, England coach Chris Silverwood has revealed that fast bowling legends James Anderson and Stuart Broad are fit for the 2nd rubber.

Silverwood also revealed that the England pacers have already started training with the Pink ball. Adding that the Joe Root-led side has skillful bowlers in their arsenal, the England coach opined that Anderson and Broad are still two of the best in the business.

“They are available, yes. Jimmy will be fit and ready to go for the second Test, as will Stuart. [But] I have not told anyone they are playing yet. The guys have already been training with the pink ball behind the scenes. And what we have got is a very skilful set of bowlers. We have talent and we still have two of the best up our sleeve as well,” said Silverwood as quoted by The Guardian.

Josh Hazlewood ruled out of the 2nd Ashes Test match

Meanwhile, Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood will not take part in the 2nd Test match at Adelaide after suffering a side strain in the 1st Test match at The Gabba. The right-arm fast bowler picked up a total of 3 wickets in the 1st rubber. Australia decimated England in the 1st Test at The Gabba to start The Ashes in scintillating fashion.

The kangaroos outplayed the Joe Root led outfit in every department of the game and romped home with 9 wickets to spare to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. Travis Head won the Player of the Match award for scoring a dazzling 152 in the 1st innings of the 1st Test match at Brisbane.