The England team has been left in absolutely no doubt what is expected of us this week.
A big reaction and a relentless push for the win that will level the series.
The defeat at Edgbaston has gone and been swept under the carpet and our captain Joe Root has been strong and clear on how we go about things at Lord’s.
We’re desperate to make this series 1-1 and we’re going to come hard at them. No-one will be taking a backwards step.
That is what Joe has been talking about this week. We do not take a backwards step against these guys and we stand firm together saw another side to him with the way he said what he said. He was forthright and more passionate with his words, which was quite refreshing and good to see.
It showed he’s not feeling any nerves or doubts about what he wants from us and he reinforced that we drive forward and don’t let Australia get on top.
He wants a reaction from us. We need to respond to the first game, hit back hard and let the Aussies know they are in one heck of a battle in this series.