After losing the first test match against England in Edgbaston, The teams have now moved to Lord’s for the second Test match. Indian skipper Virat Kohli is very much confident and is in positive attitude for this very much important game.
In a pre-match media conference, Virat Kohli has hinted that India might field two spinners looking at the conditions so far. Two spinners in playing XI means Kohli will have to make one of his quick bowlers sit in the dugout.
If we talk about the performance of players in the first game, the batting lineup of team India has been completely swapped by English bowlers if we remove the name of Virat. The bowling department though doesn’t really need a lot of changes as the only spinner in the Edgbaston game, R Ashwin too impressed with his bowling.
Some Basic Infomation
|Match||Eng vs Ind, 2nd Test, India tour of England, 2018|
|Date||Thursday, August 09, 2018 – Monday, August 13, 2018|
|Time||10:00 AM GMT / 3:30 IST|
Virat Kohli (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Cheteshwar Pujara, Karun Nair, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah
Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Moeen Ali
Keaton Jennings, Alastair Cook, Joe Root (c), Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes/Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.