England’s incredible 28-run victory in the opening Test of the five series astonished not only the Indian squad but also all of the analysts and pundits. After giving up a 190-run lead in the Hyderabad match, England rallied with strong bowling and batting efforts.
Ollie Pope of England scored a magnificent century and formed crucial alliances with the lower order to help his team win. Following his impressive recovery from the onslaught of Indian hitters in the opening innings, Tom Hartley claimed seven wickets to decimate the opposition’s lineup. England was able to easily defend the 231-run mark because to this.
Starting on February 2, the Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam will host the second Test of the series. With a vulnerable middle order and the loss of KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja to injuries, England (ENG) would want to increase their lead against India (IND). In light of this, let’s examine the England playing lineup that is predicted for the second Test matchup with India.
England tour of India 2024, 2nd Test Match, India vs England
Venue: Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
Date & Time: Wednesday, Feb 02-Feb 06, 09:30 AM
Pitch Report: Good batting and bowling surfaces may be found at the Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Stadium in Visakhapatnam. The first two days of the test match were favorable for hitters to score runs due to the surfaces, but on day three, spinners entered the game and helped the team win the entire series. With a first-inning average of 478 runs, both captains will want to score as many runs as they can by going to bat first.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI
India – Rohit Sharma (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat, (wk), Rajat Patidar, Axar Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj
England – Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Jack Leach, Jonny Bairstow, Rehan Ahmed, Zak Crawley, Joe Root, Ollie Pope, Ben Duckett, Mark Wood, Tom Hartley