Stokes and Panesar brought in for the away side.
After being trounced in the first Test of the Ashes series with Australia, England have made two changes to the side that lost in Brisbane.
Jonathan Trott has been ruled out of the entire series after suffering with stress and having to fly home from the tour, with all-rounder Ben Stokes coming in to replace the batsman.
— Adam Mountford (@tmsproducer) December 4, 2013
It will Stokes’ five-day debut and it’s a big moment for the youngster after having impressed with the Lions team in recent times.
With a dry ground in Adelaide the visitors have opted for two spinners, particularly after Chris Tremlett struggled in the first match at the Gabba.
Tremlett drops out of the side and Monty Panesar will be brought in to work in tandem with regular spin bowler Graeme Swann, with James Anderson, Stuart Broad and new boy Stokes as the seamers.
Think England began the week planning for Ballance/Bresnan. Then saw how dry pitch was – hence Stokes/Panesar. Toss becomes crucial.
— Lawrence Booth (@the_topspin) December 4, 2013
The English batsmen struggled against the bowling attack of Aussies Mitchell Johnson and Ryan Harris and will need to be more aware for the short ball.
Joe Root moves up to three in the order in the absence of Trott, with Stokes going in at seven just behind wicket-keeper Matt Prior.
As for the Australians, captain Michael Clarke has unsurprisingly stuck with the same starting XI that eased to victory at the Gabba.
Spinner Nathan Lyon will be looking to exploit the dry ground once the cracks emerge, but it will be Johnson and Harris wanting to continue their good form early on.