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Ashes 2015: England's Adam Lyth to stay positive at Lord's

England opener Adam Lyth will not change his style of play despite struggling for runs against Australia`s bowling attack in the first Ashes test.

Ashes 2015: England's Adam Lyth to stay positive at Lord's

London: England opener Adam Lyth will not change his style of play despite struggling for runs against Australia`s bowling attack in the first Ashes test.

The 27-year-old Yorkshire batsman made six and 37 in the opening test in Cardiff as England went on to record an impressive 169-run victory inside four days.

Lord`s will host the second test starting on Thursday and Lyth is confident he can adapt to the famous slope at the home of cricket.

"I`ve just got to try and play my way and if it`s there to be hit, I will hit it," Lyth told a news conference on Tuesday.

"If it`s a half-volley, I`ll hit it. If it`s a decent ball, I`ll leave it or defend it.

"We know we`ve just got to play to our strengths. I am an attacking batsman but I have to respect the conditions and respect the bowling.

"I`ve played here quite a bit so I`m getting used to the slope. Fingers crossed, I`ll get a few runs this week."

England impressed with bat and ball in Cardiff and they also looked sharp in the field after being a bit sloppy in the two-test series against New Zealand.

Lyth said the influence of new coach Trevor Bayliss at a pre-Ashes camp in Spain was the reason behind England`s new-found confidence.

"We did a lot of slip-catching work and ground-fielding work in Spain so I guess the hard work`s paid off," Lyth said.

"But the slip catchers are very good in there -- (Alastair) Cook, (Ian) Bell, (Joe) Root -- they have fantastic hands.

"We didn`t do as well as we would have liked against New Zealand but I think the lads have done very, very well the last game and let`s hope it keeps happening."

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