ENGvsIND 2nd Test Preview: Following the shameful wrap to the opening test match at Trent Bridge, India and England will now lock horns at the ‘Home of Cricket’ Lord’s for the second test match of the series. The match will begin on August 12 at the Lord’s cricket ground in London.
Both India and England were in a comfortable position on day 5 of the first test match and any of the outcomes were possible, however, the rain restricted the players to step into the field on the entire day 5. The curtains were drawn into the game with the result being a draw.
For the second test match, there are a few injury concerns in both teams. India is doubtful for Shardul’s place in the team due to his hamstring niggle while England have already ruled out pacer Stuart Broad for the entire India series and James Anderson is doubtful for the second test match as well.
India is definitely having a good edge over England for the Lord’s test match owing to their last test performance. Pacers were able to pick all 20 English wickets in the given time and the batters did a fine job to amass runs. The Indian tale was brilliant with the bat as well.
England will have to work on its batting performances. Skipper Joe Root was the lone warrior in the entire match. It will be safe to say that England is missing the valuable services of all-rounder Ben Stokes with the ball as well as the batting at the end.
It will be a good contest between the two test giants at the historic Home of Cricket. A comprehensive ride of joy for the fans of both sides will be presented by the cricketers with their performances.
England vs India 2nd Test Match Details:
Match: England vs India 2nd Test Match
Day/Date: Aug 12, Thu – Aug 16, Mon
Venue: Lord’s, London
Time: 3:30 PM IST.
England vs India Head to Head Records in Test Matches:
|Total Test Matches Played||127|
|Won by India||30|
|Won by England||49|
|India’s win percentage||23.62|
|England’s win percentage||38.58|
England vs India 2nd Test Pitch Report and Weather:
Unlike the first test, the action at Lords Cricket Ground is expected to be full of cricket with minimal chances of rain on all five days. The batting conditions will improve as the day progresses while bowlers will be aided once the conditions begin to be overcast.
The temperature is predicted to hover around 22 degrees and will be almost perfect conditions for an ideal test match in England.
England vs India Live Streaming:
TV: Sky Sports
Live Streaming: SonyLIV
England vs India 2nd Test Probable Playing11 and Squads:
England Playing XI:
England Complete Squad:
Joe Root (c), Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Craig Overton, Jonny Bairstow, Ollie Robinson, Daniel Lawrence, Sam Curran, Jos Buttler (wk), James Anderson, Moeen Ali, Haseeb Hameed, Mark Wood, Dominic Sibley, Saqib Mahmood, Ollie Pope, Jack Leach.
India Playing XI:
India’s Complete Squad:
Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Siraj, Rishabh Pant (wk), Cheteshwar Pujara, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shardul Thakur, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Axar Patel, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Suryakumar Yadav, Prithvi Shaw.
England vs India 2nd Test Match Dream11 Fantasy Tips:
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Rory Burns, Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Moeen Ali, Jasprit Bumrah, James Anderson, Ollie Robinson.