Ashes duels to be resumed
Jofra Archer v Steve Smith
Since Smith started hitting the heights in 2013, no one has troubled him like Archer did at Lord’s last year. But Archer has never dismissed him, while Smith scored 110 runs off Archer last summer.
Jos Buttler v Pat Cummins
Cummins’s length outside off stump brought him Buttler’s wicket five times in Tests last summer. Succeeding against Cummins now would round off Buttler’s excellent summer with the bat.
Moeen Ali v David Warner
Moeen did well against Warner in 2015 but floundered in 2017-18 and was dropped last summer. He has dismissed Warner six times at an average of 34, though Warner has scored quickly.