Ind vs Eng 2nd Test: Can Virat Kohli & Co register India’s only third win at Lord’s against Joe Root’s England ?

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Ind vs Eng 2nd Test LIVE: A rain washout denied Virat Kohli-led India a chance to go 1-0 ahead in the ongoing five-match Test series against England. The visitors will now be looking forward to the second Test at Lord’s after an impressive start. The challenge will be bigger as the Indian side will be looking for only their 3rd Test victory at the venue. The focus will be on the middle-order as India will finally look to go ahead 1-0 in the Test series.- Follow us at insidesport.co for LIVE updates, watch live streaming on SONY LIV/ Sony Sports Network 

On the other hand, England’s batting completely relies on Joe Root. The opening 3 batsmen’s forms have become a big headache for hosts England. The likes of Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, and Zak Crawley have failed to provide a good start for England in the opening Test. One of their batsmen is likely to sit out with Ollie Pope favourite to return in the playing XI for England.

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Ind vs Eng 2nd Test LIVE: Can Virat Kohli & Co register India’s third win at Lord’s against Joe Root’s England

As mentioned above, the two teams have played against each other 18 times at the Lord’s cricket ground. Out of these, India have won only two times. Their last win against England at the venue came in 2014 under MS Dhoni when they won by 95 runs. Kapil Dev-led India had won in Lord’s for the first time in 1986 when India went on to win their only second series in England.

Match results
Team 1 Team 2 Winner Margin Match Date Scorecard
England India England 158 runs Jun 25-28, 1932 Test # 219
England India England 9 wickets Jun 27-30, 1936 Test # 252
England India England 10 wickets Jun 22-25, 1946 Test # 276
England India England 8 wickets Jun 19-24, 1952 Test # 352
England India England 8 wickets Jun 18-20, 1959 Test # 475
England India England inns & 124 runs Jun 22-26, 1967 Test # 619
England India drawn Jul 22-27, 1971 Test # 690
England India England inns & 285 runs Jun 20-24, 1974 Test # 740
England India drawn Aug 2-7, 1979 Test # 852
England India England 7 wickets Jun 10-15, 1982 Test # 928
England India India 5 wickets Jun 5-10, 1986 Test # 1046
England India England 247 runs Jul 26-31, 1990 Test # 1148
England India drawn Jun 20-24, 1996 Test # 1328
England India England 170 runs Jul 25-29, 2002 Test # 1610
England India drawn Jul 19-23, 2007 Test # 1840
England India England 196 runs Jul 21-25, 2011 Test # 2000
England India India 95 runs Jul 17-21, 2014 Test # 2130
England India England inns & 159 runs Aug 9-12, 2018 Test # 2315

 

Virat Kohli & Co can draw inspiration from the former world cup winning captains to improve India’s stats at the venue. The onus will be on Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, and Virat Kohli as well as Rishabh Pant. While Kohli will be looking to come good and end his century drought, Pujara and Rahane will be aiming to come up with significant contributions as India look to go 1-0 ahead in the Test series. The bowlers are expected to continue with their good form. Notably, India are likely to field an unchanged side in the second Test.

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Predicted XI:

India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah

England: Rory Burns/ Ollie Pope, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow, Daniel Lawrence, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

Squads:

India

Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (Wicket-Keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha (Wicket-Keeper), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Suryakumar Yadav (yet to join), Prithvi Shaw (yet to join)

Standby players: Prasidh Krishna, Arzan Nagwaswalla

England

Joe Root (Captain), Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Jos Buttler (Wicket-Keeper), Mark Wood, Sam Curran, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow (Wicket-Keeper), Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Zak Crawley, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Craig Overton

India’s tour of England Schedule 2021-22
Sr. Date Match Venue/ Result
1 4th – 8th August 1st Test vs England Drawn
2 12th – 16th August 2nd Test vs England London (Lord’s)
3 25th – 29th August 3rd Test vs England Leeds
4 2nd – 6th September 4th Test vs England London (Oval)
5 10th – 14th September 5th Test vs England Manchester

 

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