London: After just a three-day break since England's thrilling 14-run win over Australia in the first Test at Trent Bridge, the Ashes rivals will meet for the second of a five-match series at Lord's on Thursday.
But the manner in which Australia competed in Nottingham suggests Ashes-holders England will not have things all their own way. (Related read: Ashes - Ricky Ponting sticks to Australia win prediction)
Just when Australia thought they'd put the departure of sacked former coach Mickey Arthur behind them however, the row over the South African's controversial exit has been reignited in spectacular fashion. (Read: Mickey Arthur's claim sounds like sour grapes to me)