England must be suffering headaches trying to find out a way to comeback into this series after losing the first Test at Brisbane by 10 wickets.
Now moving onto Adelaide, England are poised to receive some help from the wicket, which offers some sideways movement and England bowlers, especially Broad and Woakes are more than capable of taking advantage of this.
Australia knows this and have already acknowledged that England are more than capable of making a comeback into the series. England is coming into this Test with lots of optimism, knowing that it is a very good chance for them to square the series early.
This will be the first day-night Test in Ashes history and the English bowlers are better suited on the Adelaide Oval pitch that will aid them with seam movement instead of swing and pace, which the Australian pace attack might prefer. Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins will prefer to have swing assistance with the pink ball. The side that uses the pink ball to their advantage will benefit most in the second Ashes Test.
Another way, England can come back into this Test is by employing more right handers against the spin of Nathan Lyon, who has tormented them since the last Ashes series in Australia. As an off- spinner, Lyon is brilliant against left handers, like Ashwin and Mehdi Hasan before him, who demolished England at home in India and Bangladesh, respectively.
However, England has Gary Balance in reserve, who is also a left hander, something that the selectors overlooked while choosing their touring party. They need to have right handers facing Lyon, and rotate the strike to neutralize his stress. Also their new comers, Dawid Malan and Mark Stoneman have finally realized the importance of rotating the strike while facing the pace attack of Starc, Cummins and Lyon.
The next thing on their to-do list is to find a way, to dislodge Steve Smith early and for this; they should bring in the new bloke Craig Overton in place of Jake Ball. Ball looked rusty and clueless at times during the Brisbane Test. Overton will provide England with the element of surprise in this Test and he has experience of playing with the pink ball.
By all means England are capable of making a turnaround at Adelaide, however, it is up to them to make it happen. They have to focus on getting their own game correct and make strategies on countering the Aussies pace attack and Nathan Lyon.
Whatever happens, the first ever Ashes day-night Test at Adelaide Oval will provide much more entertainment for viewers, under lights.