Pat Cummins wants to play all five Ashes Tests

Jofra Archer

Jofra Archer

Archer is not the only new face in the England attack, with Jack Leach replacing Moeen Ali after the latter had a disappointing match in Birmingham.

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With Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc chomping at the bit after missing out on the opener, Australia are not short on pace-bowling options but Cummins is keen to retain the spearhead role. The second Ashes Test is set to commence on August 14.

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"It's unfortunate for them that he went down early in the first game, it's no secret that he is a massive loss" said Cummins, who last week became the second fastest Australian to 100 Test wickets as he reached the mark in his 21st outing.

"I bowled 50 overs in one game for Sussex which I think was past the overs they told me to bowl!" Subsequently, he was ruled out of the second Test as well and is hoping to contribute in the last three Tests.

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Jofra Archer says "not to expect miracles" if he makes his Ashes debut at Lord's - but insists red-ball cricket is his favourite format and that Justin Langer will have "another thing coming" if he thinks he will tire.

"Those back-to-back Test matches, it depends a lot on how much he bowls".

"You'd like him to play all five but I am not sure it's humanly possible". It's up to the individuals, not so much our game plan against him.

Leach's last appearance at Lord's saw him famously score 92 as a nightwatchman as England overcame a dismal first innings to beat Ireland in an Ashes warm-up.

The express paceman suffered a back injury after that taxing stretch against the Proteas, which forced him to miss the ensuing Test tour of the UAE.

Langer said he wished Pat Cummins could play all games, but said it depended on his workload.

"I guess we're lucky we've got six guys here who are a real chance of playing every game". The Barbados-born pacer recently helped England win the World Cup and is being widely backed to break into the Test team too.

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