Eng vs Ind 2nd Test Match Prediction: After a match that could have ended India’s way but ended in a draw, the test action is moving to the Home of Cricket, Lord’s. India looked in a comfortable position to win the first match, but rain played a spoilt sport. Entire day 5 of the match was wiped out when India needed only 157 runs to win with 9 wickets in hand.
India still is the favorite in the competition. While they had some areas of concern in the first match, they are well poised to go into the second match. Indian middle order, Pujara, Kohli, Rahane, and Pant need to work on their form. All of them gave away their wicket cheaply, which is not the standard they have set in the past years. Kohli, in particular, needs to shut all the criticism he is facing. He has not had a match-winning performance in a long time. In the first match too, he was given out for a golden duck.
England made a wise choice in the first match by selecting an extra batsman in their XI, but still, they have a lot of scopes to improve in this department. Only Captain Joe Root performed well in the first match, and Jonny Bairstow and Sam Curran gave small teasers with the bat. They now have Moeen Ali in the squad as well, and he is likely to play in the second match. But the question is, Who will he replace in the squad? Ali had a good run in the last two visits by India. He can still have the same impact, given the conditions in the second match.
Eng vs Ind 2nd Test Match Prediction | Match Facts
|Series:||India tour of England | 2nd Test|
|Match Date:||12th August|
|Match Time:||3:30 p.m (IST)|
Eng vs Ind 2nd Test Match Prediction | Complete match Analysis
|In form Key Players:||India- Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja|
England- Joe Root, James Anderson
|Weather:||Sun is expected to be out on all five days. Light showers can also be expected on day four.|
|Pitch Conditions:||The wicket at Lord’s is neutral, which might assist swing early on and spinners on days 4 and 5, if the sun is out throughout the game. Batters will also be happy to play on this wicket.|
|Toss:||Teams would look to bat first in these conditions. Batsmen would like to take charge early on, and spinners would want to come into the play in the final innings.|
|Injury updates:||Stuart Broad had a problem in his calf during practice sessions. He is supposed to go under a scan before the match day. His place in the XI will depend on the results from the scan.|
|Venue Test stats:||Total Test Matches- 140|
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Matches won batting first- 50
Matches won batting second- 39-- Advertisement --
Average first innings score- 312
Average second innings score- 298
3rd innings score average- 257
Average fourth innings score- 155
Highest total recorded- 729/6 (232 overs) by AUS vs ENG
Lowest total recorded- 38/10 (15.4 overs) by IRE vs ENG
|H2H:||Total Test Matches- 127|
Won by India- 29
Won by England- 48
|Form in Test Matches:||India- W W W L D|
England- L L D L D
|Squads:||India- Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Suryakumar Yadav, Prithvi Shaw, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Hanuma Vihari, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Rishabh Pant, KL RahulWriddhiman Saha, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav|
England- Joe Root (c), Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Jos Buttler, Mark Wood, Sam Curran, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Zak Crawley, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Craig Overton
India’s Probable Playing XI | England vs India
Given the weather conditions and the pitch at Lord’s, India can get Ravichandran Ashwin back in the playing XI. The conditions suit him well, and he will be very useful in the fourth innings if India bowls last. Ishant Sharma also deserves a chance in the XI, but there is no player that he can currently replace.
This could be India’s playing XI
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin/ Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Siraj, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
England’s Probable Playing XI | England vs India
Moeen Ali is likely to come into the squad, and he might replace Dan Lawrence in the XI. There still is a question mark on Stuart Broad’s availability due to his calf injury. He will be their first. If not available, Mark Wood should be their next choice. Haseeb Hameed might also get a chance in place of Dan Lawrence. Lawrence has not been getting them good results for a while now, and he is most likely to miss out in the second match.
Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (C), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (WK), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, James Anderson, Stuart Broad/ Mark Wood, Ollie Robinson.