Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Sports | By Ivan Ross

England v India: second Test, day two

England v India: second Test, day two

Top-ranked India could field two spinners at Lord's, given the recent hot and dry English summer and Ravichandran Ashwin's seven wickets in the opening Test.

The second Test between India and England will be played from August 9-13.

Apart from the draws, Birmingham has been a happy venue for England, with the hosts having been victorious in the matches that have not ended as draws.

In the Edgbaston Test, it was mostly a one-man show as the 29-year-old Kohli scored 200 runs out of India's 436 in the two innings combined.

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"This Test is the most important match in the series".

England's playing XI: Keaton Jennings, Alastair Cook, Joe Root (C), Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow (W), Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes/Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

With rainfall forecasted for Friday, another frustrating day with a lot of interruptions is on the cards.

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Play was scheduled to start at 11:00 BST, but steady rain kept the covers on the pitch and prevented the toss at 10:30.

After India's struggles with the bat in the series opener, Cheteshwar Pujara could be recalled to the team to provide greater solidity at the top of the order.

It was the first time a whole day's Test play in England had been lost to bad weather since 24 August 2013 when the fourth day of the fifth Ashes clash at The Oval was abandoned without a ball bowled. Virat Kohli and Co are now 0-1 down in the series and Gautam Gambhir, the Delhi-born cricketer, reckons that it will be extremely hard for India to make a comeback if they lose the upcoming match.

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