ENG Playing 11: England and India now head to the iconic Lord’s for the second Test of the series. With rain interrupting the first Test, the match was forced to end in a draw. England were on the backfoot for most of the match but their best players Joe Root and James Anderson led the way to keep their team in the contest. They quickly need to figure out a way to tackle this quality Indian fast bowling attack until it gets too late. Both teams have played 127 Tests till now in which England leads India 49-30. 50 matches have ended in a draw.
Joe Root (C)
Jos Buttler (wk)
England’s top order will be under tremendous pressure to perform. Apart from Joe Root, who scored a fluent match saving century in the first Test, the rest of the batting line-up looks vulnerable. Dom Sibley has looked solid but inability to get a big score will be a concern for the management. The bowling though, looks in good shape with James Anderson consistently troubling the Indian batting line-up. Ollie Robinson’s 5-wicket haul was a big positive from the last match.
Joe Root (C), Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Jos Buttler (wk), Mark Wood, Sam Curran, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Zak Crawley, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Craig Overton.
You can watch the ball by ball and the Live score coverage of the England vs India 2nd Test match on Sony Sports Network and Sony Liv. The match will be played from 12-16 August and will start at 3:30 pm (IST).