Joe Root is a good captaincy pick for this game.
England will host India in the second Test of the five-match Test series at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Stadium. With the opening game ending in a draw, this series is now effectively a four-match affair. Hence, both teams would be raring to draw the first blood in London. Virat Kohli’s men would indeed be confident ahead of this clash as they dominated the Trent Bridge Test.
India were even on the cusp of a famous victory, needing 157 runs on the final day with nine wickets in hand. However, rain played spoilsport and the game resulted in a draw. Hence, the Three Lions must focus on their mistakes to put up a better show at the Mecca of Cricket. At the same time, India must also not be complacent.
England vs India, 2nd Test
Venue: Lord’s, London
Date & Time: August 12th– 16th, at 3:30 PM IST and 11:00 AM Local Time
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
With the Lord’s surface sporting a green sheet, fast bowlers will have assistance in the initial half of the game. However, batters will be able to score runs more freely as the track dries out. Hence, fans can witness some exciting action in the Lord’s Test
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Probable Playing XIs for ENG vs IND:
Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed/ Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Daniel Lawrence /Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Mark Wood, Ollie Edward Robinson, James Anderson
Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin/Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Top Picks for ENG vs IND 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket
Joe Root scored a sensational hundred in the Trent Bridge Test and he won’t mind replicating his heroics again. Moreover, his overall Test record against India has been nothing but stunning.
Jasprit Bumrah made a brilliant comeback after his poor outing in the World Test Championship final against New Zealand in July. He took a total of nine wickets in the first Test.
Rishabh Pant has emerged as a vital cog of the Indian Test team. The southpaw scored an important 25 in the previous game. Pant’s glovework was impressive as well as he took seven catches.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for ENG vs IND 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket
Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Joe Root (c), Zak Crawley, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, James Anderson, Jasprit Bumrah (vc), Mohammed Siraj, Ollie Edward Robinson
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for ENG vs IND 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket
Jonny Bairstow, Rishabh Pant (c), Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Rory Burns, Sam Curran, James Anderson (vc), Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mark Wood
Captain and Vice-Captain Options:
Captain Options: Joe Root, Rishabh Pant
Vice-Captain Options: James Anderson, Jasprit Bumrah
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.