England vs India: India-England probable playing XI for the second test, 4 players may be out - Newztezz Online


Thursday, August 12, 2021

England vs India: India-England probable playing XI for the second test, 4 players may be out

The second Test match between India and England will start from Thursday (August 12) at the historic Lord's Cricket Ground. 
The first Test match played between the two in Nottingham was canceled due to rain. It is believed that there will be a change in the playing of both the teams in this match. 

Indian pacer Shardul Thakur has been ruled out of the second Test due to a hamstring strain during practice in the nets. Captain Virat Kohli informed the media about this on the eve of the match. Ravichandran Ashwin can get a chance in his place. Ishant Sharma could not play in the first test match due to injury. At present, there is no update regarding his fitness. 

Apart from this, the chances of any other change in the playing XI seem slim.

Four changes can be seen in the playing XI of hosts England. Veteran fast bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad have been injured. This will be the first time since 2016 that both these players will not be part of the playing XI. England have included all-rounders Moeen Ali and Saqib Mahmood in the squad for the second Test. 

In place of Broad, Mark Wood and Anderson can be replaced by Saqib Mahmood or Craig Overton. Apart from this, Haseem Hameed in place of Jack Crawley, who is struggling with poor form, and Moeen Ali can get a chance in place of Dan Lawrence. Crowley scored 33 runs and Lawrence scored 25 runs in both the innings of the first Test. 

Probable Playing XI

India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj , Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.

England: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Haseeb Hameed, Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Moeen Ali, Saqib Mahmood-Craig Overton, Mark Wood, Ollie Robinson

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