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The Lord’s all set to host 2nd Test between England and India
We predict that England will defeat India.
Tournament: India tour of England, 2021 | Format: TEST | Venue: Lord's, London, England | Toss: To BatBet Now
The Lord’s is geared up to host the second Test of the Pataudi Trophy between England and India. The match will start at 10 AM local time. The first Test of the series ended up in a draw after rain interrupted the last day. India was at 52 runs for the loss of a wicket while chasing a target of 209 runs set by the hosts. At Nottingham England had a difficult start. They lost Burns in the first over for a duck. Skipper Joe Root tried to stabilize the innings with his 64 runs off 108 balls but they lost 7 wickets in an interval of 46 runs. Jaspreet Bumrah and Mohammad Shami took 4 and 3 wickets respectively. India put a total of 278 runs on board with KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja’s fifties. James Anderson surpassed Indian legend Anil Kumble to become the third-highest leading wicket-taker in Tests. Trailing by 95 runs, England were again rescued by their skipper. Root scored his 21st century to help England set a target of 209 for the visitors. Indian openers started the calculated chase with a 34-run partnership. With only 157 runs required on the last day of the Test, rain halted the play on the 5th day. The match was drawn. Both teams earned 4 points for the 2021-2023 ICC World Test Championship.
The English pacer Stuart Broad tweaked his right calf during a training session. He will be having scans a day ahead of the match to assess his availability. England have Mark Wood and Craig Overton in their squad to fill Broad’s shoes. They have also recalled the Birmingham Phoenix captain Moeen Ali for the second Test. Indian pacer Shardul Thakur will also likely miss the second Test due to his hamstring injury. India might bring Ishant Sharma back in the squad. Sharma was the leading wicket-taker for India in the 2018 Pataudi Trophy. India have mixed memories at The Lord’s. In 2018, they were bowled out for 107 and 130 in the 1st and 3rd innings of the second Test. England won that match by an innings and 159 runs.
England will keep using the Burns-Sibley-Crawley trio in the top-order. Burns failed to turn up big in the first Test with 0 and 18 in the two innings. But his recent form in the County will help him to come back stronger. Sibley and Crawley spent a lot of time on the pitch to help Root strengthen the innings on the other end. But both lost their patience and added 78 runs together in 4 innings. Joe Root continued his form from the WTC 2019-2021 and scored his 4th ton in the last 10 Tests. His record vs India will be the key against India at The Lord’s.
England biggies Bairstow and Butler are struggling in the Tests. But England has no option to replace them. It looks like they will be playing the second test. The Addition of Moeen Ali will prove pivotal in England’s Plan to halt India. Ali was the second leading wicket-taker in the last Pataudi Trophy. IN 2018, he took 19 wickets and added runs with his bat too. Mark Wood is likely to replace injured Stuart Broad.
Key Players: Joe Root, Moeen Ali, James Anderson
Joe Root (capt), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Mark Wood, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Sam Curran, Dom Sibley, Moeen Ali, Ollie Robinson
Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Mark Wood, Ollie Robinson, Moeen Ali, Dominic Sibley, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, James Anderson, Haseeb Hameed, Rory Burns
Both Indian openers had put on a solid show in the first Test with a 97 runs stand in the first innings followed by 34 in the second. But it's the middle order that failed. Pujara-Kohli-Rahane added 9 runs in the first innings. The one thing India wouldn’t want to repeat at The Lords. Kohli went for a golden duck. He will have a strong challenge in the second Test as he has already been century-less for the last 18 months.
India will find it difficult to choose between Ravindra Jadeja and Ravi Ashwin. Jadeja scored a fifty in the first Test but went wicketless. Ishant Sharma will get a chance in place of injured Shardul Thakur. He has a strong love affair with The Lords. In 2014, Sharma registered his best bowling figures, 7 wickets for 74 to hand over a loss to England by 95 runs.
Everyone questioned Bumrah’s form at the beginning of the first Test. But his 9 wickets at the end of the Test was a tight slap to the doubters. He will lead the pace attack with Mohammed Shami.
Key Players: KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Ishant Sharma.
Virat Kohli (C) , Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinka Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Rishabh Pant, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj.
Mohammed Siraj, Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami, Ajinkya Rahane
The pitch is completely covered in green as per the new photos posted. The pitch is balanced for batters and bowlers. The first innings favours batsmen. But as the match proceeds, things get better for bowlers. It looks like we will have an uninterrupted second Test. The weather will be partly cloudy throughout the 5 days The temperature will vary between 14°C to 23°C. The wind will be blowing at 17-22 km/h.
The venue for this match is The Lord’s, London. It has a capacity of 30000 spectators. Opened in 1814, the venue has hosted 140 Tests, 68 ODIs and 10 T20Is.
The ground has favourable outcomes for the team batting first. In 140 Tests, the team batting first has been victorious on 50 occasions compared to the team batting second who has favourable outcomes 39 times on their side. Therefore the team winning the toss should bat first. The average score of the first innings is 312 which is more than any other innings.
Both teams are looking to bolster their bowling attack. The batting has been poor from both sides except for one or two strong performances. England has had two victories against India at this venue in their last five matches. But two draws and a victory here doesn’t put India in the backseat. The inclusion of Moeen Ali has put England’s favour some added boost. He is currently on another level with his performances in The Hundred. If he continues that in the second test, there is no stopping to the hosts.
We predict that England will defeat India.
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