Second Test Match between Team India and England at Lords from Today: Preview

India vs England Second Test Match

Second Test Match between Team India and England at Lords from Today: Preview

Second test match between India and England is going to starts at Lords today. The first test match was a draw. The pitch is likely to help to the host team and it would be interesting to see how Team India will perform on this pitch.

London: Though the complete details are not known, the incident that happened during the first test match created tension between the two teams. It was said that Anderson abused and pushed Jadeja. This incident hurt the feeling of team India.

The second test match in Lords is going to be crucial for both India and England. Last win for India on this ground was in the captaincy of Kapil Dev, 28 years ago. Dhoni thus wants to win the match at any cost and on the other side Cook wants to win this match and lead the series.

In the first match, India played with five bowlers and there may not be any changes to the team for the second test. Team India captain and management are of the opinion that bowlers could not perform well on the lifeless pitch at Naughtingham. It is not yet decided whether Ashwin will be included in the team or not. Stuart Binny also batted well in the last test match and thus his place seems to be safe in the final team for this match. There will be competition between Ashwin and Jadeja. Ashwin is more likely to continue on the bench. Vijay, Pujara, Rahane and Dhoni are also in good form. Team India has six batsmen line-up which is proving good for the team.

Team India management is expecting a good performance from Kohli in this match. Kohli scored only nine runs in the first match.

On the other side England Captain Cook is not in good form and there is tremendous pressure on him. He could not make a century in the last 25 innings he played. England is also not making any changes to the its team that played in the first test. In recent times, England pacers are performing well on Lords.

Team India has a very bad record on Lords. Runs average for each wicket of India at Lords is only 24.63. Highest score of India in a test match at Lord is 454. Highest individual score for India is only 184 runs which were made by Vinu Mankad in 1952.