Australia coach Darren Lehmann promises England even more hostile bowling in second Ashes Test as Adelaide hosts day-night contest

  • Second Ashes Test between Australia and England starts on Saturday
  • Adelaide Oval encounter is the first-ever day-night Ashes Test match
  • Australia lead the five-Test series 1-0 following their 10-wicket win in Brisbane
  • Home coach Darren Lehmann has promised England more hostility with the ball
  • Lehmann anticipates greater pace and bounce in Adelaide than in Brisbane?

Australia coach Darren Lehmann has warned England to expect more hostility from the home pace attack as they switch from Brisbane to Adelaide for the second Test.

Joe Root's tourists faltered to a 10-wicket defeat after they failed to sustain an encouraging start at the Gabba, where the pitch was much slower than anyone expected at a venue renowned for its pace and bounce.

Lehmann is anticipating a quicker surface, however, at the Adelaide Oval - which will stage the inaugural day-night Ashes Test from Saturday.

Australia coach Darren Lehmann has promised England even more hostile bowling in the second Ashes Test in Adelaide, which gets under way early on Saturday morning UK time

Australia coach Darren Lehmann has promised England even more hostile bowling in the second Ashes Test in Adelaide, which gets under way early on Saturday morning UK time

Lehmann believes the additional pace and bounce at Adelaide will favour Australia

Lehmann believes the additional pace and bounce at Adelaide will favour Australia

Australia players David Warner and Chadd Sayers arrive at Adelaide Airport on Tuesday

Australia players David Warner and Chadd Sayers arrive at Adelaide Airport on Tuesday

Australia captain Steve Smith dons his shades as the team touch down in Adelaide

Australia captain Steve Smith dons his shades as the team touch down in Adelaide

Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc look relaxed as the Aussies touch down for the second Test

Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc look relaxed as the Aussies touch down for the second Test

Usman Khawaja walks through the terminal building at Adelaide as Australia arrive

Usman Khawaja walks through the terminal building at Adelaide as Australia arrive

As the hosts arrived in the South Australia capital, Lehmann was asked at an airport press conference if he believed seamers Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins will find the same assistance they eventually did in Brisbane.

'I think we'll get more,' he said. 'There's a bit more pace and bounce in the wicket ... it was the quickest wicket last year, so I hope that's a good sign for us.'

England were competitive for two and a half days at the Gabba, before Australia's victory surge culminated in wide-margin superiority by the final morning.

Lehmann added: 'I thought [England] played well at times ... but certainly when the wicket quickened up it played in our favour.

'I hope [this one] has got some pace and bounce in it.'

England were left shell-shocked as they slumped to a 10-wicket defeat in the first Test?

England were left shell-shocked as they slumped to a 10-wicket defeat in the first Test?

Australia's first Test victory owed much to captain Steve Smith's knock of 141 at the Gabba

Australia's first Test victory owed much to captain Steve Smith's knock of 141 at the Gabba

England's former captain and current opening batsman Alastair Cook  arrives in Adelaide

England's former captain and current opening batsman Alastair Cook arrives in Adelaide

England bower Stuart Broad drags his suitcase through the airport terminal in Adelaide

England bower Stuart Broad drags his suitcase through the airport terminal in Adelaide

Moeen Ali looks calm and collected on the escalator as he arrives along with the England team

Moeen Ali looks calm and collected on the escalator as he arrives along with the England team

Australia have the option of picking Chadd Sayers for a 'horses-for-courses' Test debut on his home ground, and Lehmann does not discount the possibility of drafting the seamer in this week.

'He's done really well,' he said. 'His record is outstanding in Adelaide - (we'll) look at the conditions and see how the big three pull up.'

England's disappointment in Brisbane was compounded by revelations about the friendly 'head-butt' greeting Jonny Bairstow had administered to Australia opener Cameron Bancroft when the pair first met in a Perth bar at the very start of the Ashes tour a month ago.

No disciplinary action will be taken against the wicketkeeper by team management.

But it did allow Australia to try to put him off his game in the second innings, by reminding him of his strange gesture, and then Bancroft to delight a post-match press conference with his comedic recollections of Bairstow's social faux pas.

Cameron Bancroft (left) and Smith laugh as they recount Jonny Bairstow's 'headbutt'

Cameron Bancroft (left) and Smith laugh as they recount Jonny Bairstow's 'headbutt'

England's Jonny Bairstow sports Ray Bans and big headphones as he arrives in Adelaide

England's Jonny Bairstow sports Ray Bans and big headphones as he arrives in Adelaide

Lehmann does not expect the incident to sour relations between the teams, though.

'It'll be fine,' he said. 'That was one of the best press conferences you'll see, yesterday.

'That gave me a good giggle, good banter. Both sides will play it hard, there's no doubt about it.'

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