England (ENG) & India (IND) will meet for their 2nd match of a 5-match Test series starting on Thursday, 12th August, at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London. According to IST, the match will begin at 3.30 PM.
ENG vs IND: India tour of England: Preview
The opening test in Nottingham was perfectly poised as India needed 157 more whereas England needed nine remaining wickets with overcast skies likely to favour their pace attack but the rain gods had other plans. However, both teams would be happy with the kind of start of the series. India came within touching distance of winning the first match and would certainly leave with some confidence of repeating the same.
England was lucky to have survived the previous match and it will know that. Apart from Joe Root, the England batting was very disappointing. It is no surprise then that England has brought in Moeen Ali to strengthen its lower-order as well as to give it a genuine spin-bowling option as well. England’s batting is still vulnerable and too dependent on Root but the bowling looks stronger than in the previous match.
ENG vs IND: 2nd Test: Weather Report
After rain forced the enthralling first Test into a draw, both the fans and the players will be hoping for a better forecast in the second Test. In line with that, we’re likely to have uninterrupted cricketing action at Lord’s, with minimal chances of rain occurring on all five days. The temperature should be around 22 degrees Celsius and should create an almost ideal condition for cricket at the Home of Cricket.
ENG vs IND: 2nd Test: Pitch Report
The wicket at Lord’s should be a pretty balanced one, though it’s the easiest for the batters in the first innings. Seam bowlers should get plenty of assistance from the wicket, with good bounce and carry. The spinners should come into play on Days 4 and 5 once the pitch starts to dry up. The quicker bowlers could also profit from the slope at Lord’s.
ENG vs IND: 2nd Test: Probable Playing XI
England: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Ollie Pope, Joe Root (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Ollie Robinson, Sam Curran, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.
India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Shami.
ENG vs IND: 2nd Test: Dream11 Team Prediction
Dream11 Team: A Rahane, KL Rahul, Joe Root (C), Z Crawley, R Pant, Sam Curran, R Jadeja, J Anderson, J Bumrah, O E Robbinson, Ravichandran Ashwin
ENG vs IND: Result of Last 5 Test matches
England: L/L/Draw/L/No Result
India: W/W/W/L/No Result
ENG vs IND: 2nd Test: Live Score: www.chericbuzz.com
ENG vs IND: 2nd Test: Match Prediction
While Joe Root’s knock tilted the balance ever so slightly in England’s favour in the second innings, India were in control for most of the first Test. The favourable weather conditions for the second Test should guarantee a result this time around. India should be the favourites to take a 1-0 lead in the series.