New Delhi: Team India has to play the second Test match against England at Lord’s historic ground from 3:30 pm today. The first Test match played in Nottingham was drawn due to rain. The five-match Test series is currently tied at 0-0. It is very important for India to win the second test match. India would like to take a 1-0 lead by winning the second Test at Lord’s. In such a situation, to win the second test, Team India will have to do 5 things.
Lord’s pitch will have to be taken advantage of
Although the record at Lord’s was not very good for the Indian team, but Indian batsmen can score a lot of runs on the pitch here. Lord’s pitch has been good for batting. Team India’s batsmen will like a good pitch for batting at Lord’s. Lord’s pitch is generally dry. In such a situation, both Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja can be included in the playing XI. Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja can trouble the England batsmen with their bowling. It would be the right decision to keep Ashwin in the playing XI, who can prove to be dangerous on the Lord’s pitch on the fourth or fifth day as a bowler.
Great attack on England bowlers
Indian batsmen appeared helpless in the first test match in front of England bowlers James Anderson and Ollie Robinson. James Anderson and Ollie Robinson were constantly targeting India’s batsmen with swing and bounce balls. In such a situation, if Team India has to win in the second Test match, then the Indian batsmen will have to break the fast bowlers of England.
Batting first after winning the toss
If India wins the toss at Lord’s, then it should choose to bat first, as the pitch will become more difficult for batting as the game progresses. In such a situation, India would like to avoid batting in the fourth innings, in which its record is also very poor. In the past, India has also won and lost many matches while batting in the fourth innings. Winning the toss will increase the chances of winning the match.
Kohli-Rahane have to score a century
Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane are the two biggest batsmen of the Indian middle order, who have the power to turn the match on their own. Hundreds of these two batsmen are needed to win in the second test match. Ajinkya Rahane has scored a century in this ground during the 2014 tour. If both Kohli and Rahane go, then no one can stop India from winning the second Test.
Bumrah-Shami will have to do wonders again
The performance of Indian fast bowlers in the first test match was excellent. To win the second test match at Lord’s, it is necessary for Shami and Bumrah to walk. Jasprit Bumrah took 9 wickets in the first test match. Jasprit Bumrah is the biggest strength of the Indian team’s pace attack. In Tests, he has taken 92 wickets at an average of 22.14. Shami and Bumrah’s pace can put England in trouble. If India manages to take 20 England wickets, then its chances of winning will increase.