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Even though there has only been one game so far, the IND vs ENG series gave a real teaser of what’s about to come. The first game between the teams took place in Hyderabad and it saw the visitors winning by 28 runs and taking a 1-0 lead. The attention now turns towards the second game, slated to take place from 3rd February in Vizag. 

IND vs ENG: India playing 11 for the second Test against England prediction

All the eyes will be on the Indian team when they step on the field for the second IND vs ENG test. They would be eager to make a comeback. But it won’t be easy as they will be without the services of KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja, who got injured after the first game. 

It will be a huge challenge for the team to select the XI for the second IND vs ENG Test. The opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal is unlikely to be changed. The duo looked solid in the first match but would be hoping to play big innings in the second game. 

As per various reports, it is learned that Rajat Patidar is likely to make his debut for the team in the second IND vs ENG Test. The batter has been brilliant in the domestic circuit and would be hoping to make the most of  the opportunity in the next game at Vizag. 

With Patidar expected to make his debut, it is likely that Shubman Gill will be dropped to No4 spot from 4. The upcoming IND vs ENG game will be extremely crucial for him as he has been under the firing line. It’s fair to say if he fails in the next match, he might get dropped for the third game. 

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Shreyas Iyer is also expected to retain his spot for the next Test against England. The batter too has been going through a lean patch and it will be a crucial game for him. KS Bharat is expected to keep wickets in the IND vs ENG second Test. He had a great game in Hyderabad and would be hoping to continue his good form. 

Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin will be three spin-bowling all-rounders for the second Test. With Ravindra Jadeja being ruled out of the second IND vs ENG game, we might see Kuldeep Yadav getting a chance. Whereas Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj are expected to be the two pacers in the team. 

Here’s India playing 11 for the second Test against England prediction

Rohit Sharma (c) 
Yashasvi Jaiswal 
Rajat Patidar
Shubman Gill 
Shreyas Iyer 
KS Bharat (wk) 
Axar Patel
R Ashwin 
Kuldeep Yadav 
Jasprit Bumrah 
Mohammed Siraj 

IND vs ENG: India squad for the second Test against England 

IND vs ENG 1st Test: India's Playing11, KL Rahul in place of Virat Kohli, Rohit-Jaiswal to open, No place for Kuldeep Yadav
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Here’s India squad for the second Test against England: 

Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (WK), Dhruv Jurel (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Avesh Khan, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Washington Sundar, Sourabh Kumar.