The IND vs ENG series kick-started on an enthralling note as Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad was host to a great match. The competition between bat and ball was very high with both the teams giving their best. In the end, it was the English side who emerged victorious by 28 runs and took a 1-0 lead in the series.

IND vs ENG: 2 changes India can make for the second Test against England

The focus now shifts towards the second IND vs ENG game, which will be played from 2nd February in Vizag. It will be an extremely crucial game for the India team and they would
be eager to stage a comeback. However, for they might make some bold calls going into the game. 

As the IND vs ENG second game is just around the corner, let’s take a look at 2 changes India can make for the second Test against England

Rajat Patidar in place of Shubman Gill 

Shubman Gill’s poor run in the Test cricket is one of the major concerns for India of late. The batter has failed drastically in the longest format of the game and is place is under scanner. The young batter had a miserable outing in the first IND vs ENG game as he scored just 23 runs across two innings with golden duck in the second essay. It won’t be a surprise if the team replaces him for the second game and hand debut to Rajat Patidar. The young batter has been in good touch in domestic cricket and can be vital for the team in making a comeback in the series. 

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Kuldeep Yadav in place of Ravindra Jadeja 

Another change that India be forced to make in the second IND vs ENG game will be replacing Ravindra Jadeja with Kuldeep Yadav. The all-rounder pulled up his hamstring in the first game and there have been reports that he might miss the second IND vs ENG game. If he isn’t fit to play then it is expected that Kuldeep Yadav will be in the mix. His presence allows India to have variation in the spin and with his great record in Test cricket, he can be a blessing in disguise for the team. 

IND vs ENG: Indian squad for the Test series against England 

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Here’s the Indian squad for the Test series against England:

Rohit Sharma (C ), S Gill, Y Jaiswal, S Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Dhruv Jurel (wk), R Ashwin, R Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Avesh Khan