ENG vs IND Dream11: It was Virat Kohli and his men that emerged victorious at Lord’s and became the third Indian Team to register a Test win versus England at the iconic venue. The Indians with a 1-0 lead to their name will be in high spirits, and will be smelling blood while, heading to Leeds for the 3rd Test. As for England, they will have to perform as unit rather than just relying on the individual brilliance of Joe Root, if they stand any chance in the series. With three more Tests to go, things could quickly take swift turn if things go according to plan. Nonetheless, the fans can expect nothing short but another cracker of an affair between the two heavyweights. Here are some of the key players from both camps that can have a deep influence in the game.
KL Rahul has been the clear cut standout for Team India with the bat. The specialist opening batsman has been oozing class since the first Test, and even earned himself a century in the second game. Rahul’s knock of 127 in the first innings got him the ‘Player of the Match Award’ and suggested that there’s more to come from his willow. Having been a part of 38 Tests, KL Rahul has scored 2250 runs, which includes 12 fifties, and six hundreds as well.
KL Rahul in Tests
If there was ever an example of a lone hero needed to be given, then it’s Joe Root in particular who fits the bill. The England captain has been in sublime form in the ongoing series. Root has struck back to back hundreds in both Tests, which also includes a knock of 180*. However, he has lacked support from his teammates, which is why England are trailing by 1-0. Regardless of the poor show from the other English batsmen, it seems like Joe Root bats on a completely different wicket once he’s on strike. Given the run of form Root is going through, it would be advised to have him in the Fantasy Team.
Joe Root in Tests
Being talked about as the one ‘Finds’ of the season, Mohammed Siraj has most certainly delivered in such short notice. The right-arm-fast bowled picked up four wickets apiece in both innings, and now has 11 wickets to his name from the Two Tests versus England. Having picked up 27 wickets from seven Tests, Mohammed Siraj is definitely one of the bowlers to look out for in the modern era.
Mohammed Siraj in Tests
Best Figures: 5/72
The last Test turned out intense affair due to the Anderson-Bumrah conflict. There were plenty of words exchanged between the two players, as well as Anderson and Virat Kohli which eventually created quite a stir. With India coming out on top in the second Test, fans can expect James Anderson to respond with the ball in hand. The veteran fast bowler has picked up nine wickets in the series so far, and has easily been England’s best bowler. If there is one particular bowler that the Indian batsmen need to be wary of, then it has to be James Anderson.
James Anderson in Tests
Best Figures: 7/42
Jasprit Bumrah has been one of the key assets for Team India ever since the start of his career. However, what signifies his spot in the team even more is the fact that he’s now contributed with the bat as well. In the first Test Bumrah scored 28 late down the order, as for in the second Test, Bumrah added 34 valuable runs, while accumulating a golden 89-runs stand with Mohammed Shami. Despite him chipping in with the bat, Jasprit Bumrh continues to be a constant threat for the English batsmen, with his pace, bounce, movement and variaotions. Bumrah has scalped 12 wickets from the two Tests, and is expected to cause further damage going ahead.
Jasprit Bumrah in Tests
Best Figures: 6/27
The match will be broadcasted on Sony Six, and can be streamed live on Sony Liv.