Men in Blue face two back to back shockers after the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli was dismissed for a duck by Moeen Ali right after the ever-relying Puajara fell prey to Leach. India had an early blow in the 2nd test with Olly Stone taking out Shubman Gill who was unable to score. However, after underperforming in the previous games, Rohit Sharma looks more than prepared for this one as he slowly moves toward 100.
After winning the toss, Virat Kohli opted to bat first against England in the 2nd Test. 3 major changes have been made in the squad with left-arm spin bowling all-rounder Axar Patel replacing Shahbaz Nadeem and making his first Test Debut.
India’s star pacer, Jasprit Bumrah has been rested for the second test with Mohammed Siraj taking his place. Kuldeep Yadav is also added to the squad in a surprising surprise expense for Washington Sundar who has been performing really well so far. After a devastating 227 run defeat in the first Test, team India will be looking forward to snatching this series keep their hopes up for the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) against New Zealand.
For the English side, the changes are quite amusing as well. Experienced Moeen Ali came in place of Dom Bess who performed really well in the first Test. Stuart Broad had replaced the match winner of the last game, James Anderson while injured Jofra Archer made way for Olly Stone.
Here’s the Indian starting XI: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj.
England’s starting XI: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Daniel Lawrence, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes(w), Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, Olly Stone.
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