New Delhi: Team India has to play the second test match against England from tomorrow i.e. 12 August at the historic ground of Lord’s. The first Test match played in Nottingham was drawn due to rain. The five-match Test series is currently tied at 0-0. India would like to take a 1-0 lead by winning the second Test at Lord’s. Looking at the pitch of Lord’s, Virat Kohli can make big changes in the team in the second Test match. Let’s take a look at which playing XI India will play in the second Test against England.
Team India will go with this combination in the second test match
Captain Virat Kohli has made it clear that in the next Test match, Team India will go with four fast bowlers and one spinner. Kohli has told this team combination to be correct. Ravichandran Ashwin can get a chance in place of Ravindra Jadeja in the second Test.
Lord’s pitch will be like this
There is no chance of rain in London and the weather will be pleasant. Lord’s pitch will be better for batting, on which the ball can also spin in the coming days. Off-spinner Moeen Ali has been included in the England team for the second Test, which is clear that the spinners will be helped on the Lord’s pitch.
Looking at Lord’s pitch, Ashwin will get a chance
According to the new plan of Virat Kohli, only one of Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin will get a chance to play in the second Test at Lord’s tomorrow. Ravindra Jadeja was given preference over Ravichandran Ashwin in the first Test. Ravindra Jadeja had scored a brilliant half-century in this match, although he did not get a single wicket while bowling.
Jadeja may be on leave
In the second test match, Team India captain Virat Kohli will not be able to give Ravindra Jadeja a chance in the playing XI. Actually, Ravindra Jadeja did nothing wrong in the first Test. Ravindra Jadeja played a brilliant innings of 56 runs in the first test match, but he did not get a single wicket while bowling.
Ashwin is a better spinner than Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja was given preference over Ravichandran Ashwin in the first Test. Ravindra Jadeja batted well, but he could not take a single wicket while bowling, which India expects from its only spinner. In such a situation, Jadeja does not find a place in the playing XI as a spinner. England’s batsmen did not have any problem with Jadeja’s straight deliveries. Ravichandran Ashwin is many times better spin bowler than Ravindra Jadeja and Ashwin has the ability to score more than 50 runs even while batting. In such a situation, due to not being a better spin bowler, Ravindra Jadeja’s card can be cut from the playing XI.
Chance for Ishant in place of Shardul Thakur
Team India’s fast bowler Shardul Thakur has been injured. Shardul Thakur is suffering from hamstring problem. India has suffered a major setback in the form of Shardul Thakur. In such a situation, Ishant Sharma can get a chance in place of Shardul Thakur. Virat Kohli has already made it clear that India will play with 4 fast bowlers in the series.
India’s playing XI may be like this in the second test
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj.
These players who have confirmed their place in Playing 11
In the first test match, India’s fast bowlers Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj all performed well. Jasprit Bumrah took 9 wickets in the match, while Mohammed Shami and Siraj also appeared in excellent rhythm. In batting, KL Rahul made his place in the team for the second Test by playing an innings of 84 runs as the opening batsman.