England vs India Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, and Injury Update of 2nd Test match.
ENG vs IND 2nd Test Match Preview:
The first Test between the two teams at Trent Bridge ended in a draw after rain played spoilsport and washed out the fifth day.
Resultantly India and England were awarded four points each for the draw. But the ICC penalized both teams for the slow over-rate and deducted two points from the 2021-23 World Test Championship points table
India and England will now move on to Lord’s, where they will clash in the second Test of the series starting Thursday (12 August). Both teams will be eyeing a victory to take the lead in the series. India will surely be the more confident side going into the second Test match. India’s pacers produced an excellent performance with the ball in the first Test.
For England, their batting is a cause for concern. Rory Burns could not cross 20 runs in both innings of the first Test, Dom Sibley got off to starts but could not convert them into big ones, and Dan Lawrence too did not live up to the expectations.
After struggling to find the right balance in the first Test due to the absence of Ben Stokes, England‘s team management has called up Moeen Ali for the second Test. They will be hoping that the off-spinning all-rounder’s inclusion will plug holes in the line-up and provide much-needed balance to the side.
Ollie Pope has also returned to the mix after missing the first Test due to a niggle.
ENG vs IND 2nd Test Match Details:
Venue: Lord’s, London
Date & Time : August 12 – August 16, at 03:30 PM IST
Live Score: Cricketaddictor
ENG vs IND 2nd Test Match Pitch Report:
The Pitch in Lord’s offers help to the fast bowlers and goes on to be tough for the batsmen as the game progresses. With the average 1st innings score of 312, it can be said that the pitch will be easiest to bat on during the 1st innings. The test records of Lord’s suggest that after the 1st innings, the going will get tougher for the batsmen.
The weather throughout the match will remain cloudy with the Sun peeking through at times. There are very low chances of precipitation.
Average scores as per innings :
|Average 1st Inns scores||312|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||298|
|Average 3rd Inns scores||257|
|Average 4th Inns scores||155|
ENG vs IND 2nd Test Match Injury Update:
Shardul Thakur has sustained a hamstring injury.
Stuart Broad sustained a calf injury that looks set to rule him out of what would have been his 150th Test appearance.
ENG vs IND 2nd Test Match Probable Playing XIs:
England: Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Haseeb Hameed/Zak Crawley, Joe Root (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Ollie Robinson, Sam Curran, Mark Wood, Saqib Mahmood
India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(C), Ajinkya Rahane/Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma/Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah
Top Picks for ENG vs IND Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Joe Root is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from England. He has smashed 8714 runs and also picked 38 wickets in his 105 matches Test career so far. England’s batting will rely heavily on him. Joe Root came up with crucial knocks of 64 runs in the first Test, including a match-defining century(109) in the second innings.
Sam Curran is a left-handed batsman and left-arm medium-pacer from England. He has marked 744 runs and picked up 44 wickets in his 21 matches Test career so far. The all-rounder will have greater commitments in this series. He managed to score 27 and 32 in the first test.
Jos Buttler is a right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman from England who handles the middle-order for them. He has scored 2728 runs in his 50 matches Test career so far. The attacking batter has the potential to add some quick runs in the middle order.
Ollie Robinson scalped 5 wickets in the opening Test match.
Virat Kohli – The India skipper was the leading run-scorer on the 2018 tour. Kohli amassed 593 runs in 10 innings at an average of 59.30, including 2 hundred.
Ajinkya Rahane has 4647 runs under his belt in 125 innings. Scored 620 runs in 22 innings against England.
KL Rahul completed 2000 runs in 60 innings. Can be a good option for a fantasy team. Mustered 110 runs in 1st test including a magnificent knock of 84 runs.
Rohit Sharma is a right-handed batsman from India who opens the innings for them. He has smacked 2679 runs in his 29 matches Test career so far. He will be given the responsibility of helping his team with an excellent start here.
Ravindra Jadeja is a left-handed batsman and left-arm orthodox spinner from India. He has stacked 1985 runs and grabbed 221 wickets in his 52 matches Test career so far and can come in handy once again. Scored a crucial half-century in 1st innings.
Ravichandran Ashwin is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from India. He has achieved 2685 runs and scalped 413 wickets in his 79 matches Test career so far. He will be the player to watch out for in this match.
Jasprit Bumrah scalped 9 wickets in 1st test.
ENG vs IND Must Picks for Dream11 Team Prediction:
ENG vs IND Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Joe Root, Virat Kohli
Vice-Captain – Ollie Robinson, Jasprit Bumrah
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for ENG vs IND Dream11 Team:
Wicket-keepers – Jonny Bairstow, Rishabh Pant
Batsmen – Virat Kohli, Joe Root (c), Lokesh Rahul
All-rounders – Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali
Bowlers – Mohammed Shami, Ollie Robinson(vc), Jasprit Bumrah
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for ENG vs IND Dream11 Team:
Wicket-keepers – Jonny Bairstow
Batsmen – Virat Kohli (c), Joe Root, Cheteshwar Pujara, Lokesh Rahul
All-rounders – Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali
Bowlers – Mohammed Shami, Ollie Robinson, Jasprit Bumrah(vc)
ENG vs IND 2nd Test Match Probable Winner:
India is expected to win this match.
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.