Josh Hazlewood will replace the rested James Pattinson in the second Ashes Test, Australia coach Justin Langer confirmed after day one at Lord’s was washed out.
Pattinson played his first Test in over three years in the opening match of the series at Edgbaston after injury issues had hampered his international career.
Despite their impressive victory in Birmingham, the tourists have looked at the bigger picture by giving the paceman a rest in London, Langer announcing Hazlewood – who has had injury troubles of his own of late – has got the nod over Mitchell Starc in the final XI.
Langer said of Hazlewood: “He’s got an outstanding record. He’s built up over the past few months. He missed out on the World Cup because we felt he hadn’t played much cricket.
“We know he’s an outstanding bowler, we know that the style of play against England that at his best he should execute those plans really well.
“He has bowled well the last couple of weeks and we hope he does a good job this Test match.”
Persistent rain prevented a ball from being bowled on Wednesday and although the forecast is more promising for day two, more bad weather is expected later in the week.
Jofra Archer will make his Test debut for England after the paceman was presented with his cap by close friend and Sussex team-mate Chris Jordan.