34 Tuesday, 7 July 2009 London Lite ANDERSON KING OFJimll fix em says Broad as Lee faces rib agony BY NEAL COLLINS WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE THE ASHES SHOWDOWN AT LORDS YOUR cricket-mad LiteSport has teamed up with Ashes sponsor npower to bring you an absolutely superb competition. Weve got FOUR pairs of tickets to see England take on Australia on the Sunday of the second Ashes Test at Lords. The atmosphere will be frantic as the old enemies get to grips with each other at crickets headquarters. For your chance to win a pair of tickets to this sold-out event on Sunday, 19 July, all you have to do is answer the following simple question below. Who was Shane Warnes last victim in an Ashes Test Match? (a) Kevin Pietersen (b) Andrew Flintoff (c) Monty Panesar Text LL SPORT with your answer, name and number to 65400. (Texts cost 50p plus standard network charges). Or, e-mail us at sport.win@ thelondonlite.co.uk and leave the same details (please specify The Ashes in the subject field). All entries to be received by 9am tomorrow. Entrants must be over 18 (only one entry per person). Usual rules apply. Winners will be chosen at random. The editors decision is final. And dont forget, for expert advice on gas boiler servicing, repair or installation, please contact npower hometeam free on 0800 0722 999 or visit www.npower.com/hometeam STUART BROAD has provocatively labelled Jimmy Anderson the best swing bowler in the world ahead of the first Ashes Test in Cardiff tomorrow. Brett Lee showed some talent with the shaping ball against England Lions at New Road last week -- he took six wick- ets with some neat reverse swing -- but the injury-prone Australian is now out of the first two Tests with a rib injury. Broad said: Jimmy is the best swing bowler in the world and we are looking forwardtogettinggoingandputtingour skills into practice. Ithinkswingisgoingtobeahugepart of this Ashes series, whether it is reverse or conventional swing. That is something we will be working on. Cardiff has quite a lush outfield so it might not reverse as much as we hope, but it should swing conventionally. As the Aussies scrabble around for a replacement for Lee and mull over the selection of a spinner with Nathan Hauritz struggling for form, Broad beamed: Jimmy has matured as a bowler hugely. He is probably arriving at his peak as a bowler. He has learnt a lot from his years in international cricket. For the past year he has been fantastic and a pleasure to bowl with. I am learning a lot from him every time I train and bowl with him. It is certainly something that is good for the England team. He is still young. Itisfantasticthatwehaveayoungattack and that can only be good for English cricket and there seems to be a lot of depth in that attack at the moment. Broad has also warned Australia that Andrew Flintoff is back to his best as the all-rounder looks to repeat his 2005 Ashes heroics. He said: Australia will be wary of Freddie after 2005. He is the sort of player and character that any Test side in the world would want in their team. Hesacrucialmemberof oursideand brings a lot of firepower to our bowling attack and we are delighted to have him back. The side has done well without him in the last five or six months but having Freddie back gives us a huge confidence. He looks like he is firing on all cylin- ders. [In the warm-up game] against Warwickshire he bowled very quickly and were looking forward to seeing the same again in Cardiff. I think it will be in Australias minds what happened four years ago but more importantly it will be in Freddies mind. He will have a lot of confidence from what he did then and a lot of belief he will be able to do exactly the same now. He is a man to be feared because he is a world-class bowler and world-class batsman. Broad will be boosted by a secret weapon in Cardiff. His 6ft 5in Notting- hamshire team-mate Alex Hales has been called up as 12th man for the Test and is reputed to have one of the best throwing arms in the first class game. Hales, 20, will be hoping to do what DurhamsGaryPrattdidatTrentBridge fouryearsago-- runoutAussieskipper Ricky Ponting with a direct throw from cover. As he walked back to the pavilion, Ponting directed a stream of abuse at the England dressing room for their canny use of sub fielders. Hales prom- ises more of the same. First Test, tomorrow, live on Sky Sports 1, from 10am (Start: 11am) ENGLAND v AUSTRALIA Key men ANDREWFLINTOFFENGLAND Yesterday LiteSport talked about Freddies batting... he says hes finally feeling natural with a piece of willow in his hand. But its Flintoff with the ball which could prove vital to Englands chances of snatching the Ashes back from the Australians. If his notorious ankle really is better after all those operations -- Freddie says hes thinking about having a zip inserted -- hes our best pace option. PHILLIP HUGHES AUSTRALIA Hughes got all those runs early in the season for Middlesex and he was considered the sensation, a man to replace the lost run- gathering talent of Hayden and Gilchrist. But the way Steve Harmison snaffled him up twice for the Lions at New Road last week, you have to wonder if, at the tender of age of 20 with just three caps, Hughes really is the finished article. He didnt like Harmys short ball and flaws were exposed. England have opted to leave Harmison out for Cardiff. Big blunder or mere detail? First Test 2005 21-26 July, Lords In the good old days when Test series started in London rather than Wales, the Aussies got off to a flying start in what appeared to be a routine bid to retain the urn. Though Harmison took 5-43 and Australia made just 190 first time round, McGrath (5-53) struck back and England could only muster 155 in reply. Australia ran up 384 in the second innings and England were skittled for 180 with McGrath (4-29) ensuring victory by a crushing 239 runs. Latestbetting FIRSTTESTODDSEngland2-1; Australia7-4;Draw6-4. ENGLANDSFIRSTBALL Dotball4-9;Runsoffthebat11-4; Wide12-1. THEASHESEngland7-4;Australia 8-11;Draw5-1. willhill.com Teams from ENGLAND AUSTRALIA Strauss (capt) Hughes Cook Katich Bopara Ponting (capt) Pietersen Hussey Collingwood Clarke Prior Watson Flintoff North Broad Haddin Swann Johnson Anderson Clark Onions Siddell Panesar Hauritz Bell Hilfenhaus Do you tweet? 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