Why Australia & England Will Wear Red Caps in 2nd Ashes Test

Australia and England are set to clash in the second Test of the Ashes series starting 14 August. And in a bid to support the Ruth Strauss Foundation for spreading awareness about lung cancer, the players of both sides will be wearing red caps while their jersey numbers will also be written in the same colour.

The Ruth Strauss Foundation was set up by former England skipper Andrew Strauss in the memory of his wife, who passed away in 2018 due to a rare form of lung cancer.

The spectators have also been urged to wear red to show their support for the cause. They can also make donations to the Foundation in the stadium.

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The Ruth Strauss Foundation provides grants for research in rare forms of lung cancer besides emotionally supporting the patients and their family members.

Australia currently lead the five-match Ashes series 1-0, and on Tuesday, 13 August, left out fast bowler James Pattinson from its 12-man squad for the second Test. This in turn gives Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood the chance of a recall at Lord's.

England is expected to give a Test debut to quick Jofra Archer in place of the injured James Anderson after his role in England's World Cup triumph last month.

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(With inputs from IANS)

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