India will take on England in the second Test of the four-match Test series M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on 13th February.
The match between the two is scheduled to start at 09:30 PM IST. The series will be broadcasted live on the Star Sports network, and it can also be streamed live on Disney+ Hotstar VIP in five languages: English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.
Preview: India vs England 2nd Test
The first match of the four-match series saw England winning the game by 227 runs at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium. Opting to bat first, England went on to post a total of 578 runs in the first innings, all thanks to Joe Root’s amazing knock of 218 runs. In reply, the Indian side managed to post a total of 337 runs on the board. Here, Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar delivered decent performances by amassing 91 and 85 runs respectively.
In the second innings, England registered a total of 178 runs on the board. Batting in the second innings, India failed to chase the target of 420 runs and lost the game by a whopping 227 runs. In the second half, Jack Leach and James Anderson were phenomenal for the visiting side as they accounted for 4 and 3 wickets respectively.
In the first Test of the series, the pitch favoured the batsmen during the first half. But the venue turned out to be a bit slow in the second innings of the game. So, the team winning the toss would likely be opting to bat first.
The weather at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium will be partly cloudy on the first day, and it will be sunny for the rest of the Test. The average temperature will be looming around 28 degrees Celsius during the gameplay.
India vs England Test probable XI
India Probable XI
Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Washington Sundar, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav
India complete squad
Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Wriddhiman Saha, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, R Ashwin
England Probable XI
Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Dan Lawrence, Joe Root (C), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (W), Dom Bess, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, James Anderson
England complete squad
James Anderson, Dom Bess, Joe Root, Jofra Archer, Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Jack Leach, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence
India vs England Test predictions: Recommended players
Wicketkeepers: Rishabh Pant, Jos Buttler
Batsmen: Joe Root, Dom Sibley, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli
All-rounders: Ben Stokes, Ravichandran Ashwin
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Jack Leach, James Anderson
Top picks for India vs England Test
Joe Root was phenomenal for the visiting side in the last match. In the first innings of the game, Root scored 218 runs for England at a strike rate of 57.82.
For England, Ben Stokes contributed with both the bat and ball in the last match. Ben scored 89 runs and also accounted for 1 wicket for his side in the last game.
Another top pick for the next game is Rishabh Pant. The wicketkeeper-batsman scored 91 wickets for India at an amazing strike rate of 103.41.
Although Virat Kohli failed to make an impact in the last game, he will be keen to post a good total for his side in the next match.
Man of the match prediction
Joe Root is the likely prospect for the man of the match title in the next game.
With the likes of Joe Root and Ben Stokes in England’s squad and Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant on the Indian side, both the teams have a well-balanced lineup. Although it seemed that India would have an advantage on the home soil in the first Test, the visiting side was able to beat the odds and post a victory in the first game. It’s difficult to predict the winner for the next game, but the current stats indicate that England might have a slight advantage over India in the upcoming match.
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Last Updated on February 10, 2021