In this article, we provide, Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Dream11 Team, and Injury Update of the 2nd Test between India and England. England plucked a non-anticipated win in the first match of the series, most of the experts didn’t give them any chance against India but they replicated exactly in the way India did to Australia in Australia, the two teams once again will be against each other for the 2nd Test at the same Chennai ground.
IND vs ENG Test Series Match 2 Details:
The 2nd match of Test series between India and England will be played on 23th of February at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
The game is scheduled to begin at 09:30 AM and the live-action can be seen on Star Sports Network while the live scores can be seen on CricketAddictor website.
IND vs ENG Test Series Match 2 Preview:
The Indian team which was believed to have been invincible in the recent times, especially at the home conditions, are currently 0-1 down in the series after the first Test, their roadway to the finals of the World Test Championship has gotten a little tougher but it is still wide open, all they have to do is manage 2 wins in remaining 3 matches and don’t lose any game.
Kohli and his men will be rearing to go out there and make it 1-1, Kohli pointed towards the huge first-innings total for the loss in the first match, so reports are that the pitch with the red soil in the first match will be replaced with a more darkish pitch on the other side of the square for the 2nd Test. India can’t afford to lose this test, especially when the 3rd test will be a pink ball test and England has the arsenal to exploit the pink ball.
England, on the other hand, are high on confidence, skipper Root has been in sensational form recently he has 3 double centuries in last 4 Test matches, also his record as captaincy in Asian countries has been cent per cent (6 out of 6), he will be the major threat for team India. James Anderson used the reverse swing beautifully on the last day of the 1stTest match and was highly praised for his craft by the cricketing fraternity.
Jofra Archer is set to miss the second test, Stuart Broad might be playing the 2nd match as his replacement. England have announced their 12-man squad prior to the 2nd Test and they have rested James Anderson, Jos Buttler and Dom Bess.
IND vs ENG Test Series Match 2 Weather Report:
The weather is forecasted to be sunny on all the 5 days and the temperature will be around 25-28°C on the match day and they humidity of Chennai will take its toll and the sky will be mostly clear and the game will proceed as scheduled.
IND vs ENG Test Series Match 2 Pitch Report:
The pitch at Chennai in the first match was good for batting it had red soil but the curators will be using black soil pitch for the second match, it will be little less favourable for the batsmen and spinners will come into play a little earlier.
Average 1st innings score:
Record of chasing teams:
60% of the matches have been won by the chasing side here in recent 5 matches.
IND vs ENG Test Series Match 2 Injury Update and Availability News:
Jofra Archer will miss the second Test after having an injection in the right elbow.
England have announced their 12-man squad for 2nd Test, and Jos Buttler, James Anderson and Dom Bess are left out.
(Complete Injury list will be updated a few hours before the game)
IND vs ENG Test Series Match 2 Probable XIs:
India: Shubhman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah
Bench: Kuldeep Yadav, KL Rahul, Shahbaz Nadeem.
England: Dom Sibley, Rory Burns, Dan Lawrence, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes, Moeen Ali, Jack Leach, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad
Bench: Olly Stone, James Anderson, Jofra Archer
IND vs ENG Top Picks for Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Joe Root is in hot form right now, he has three double centuries in last 4 Test matches and had another 158 runs in the test in which he got run out and could not score a 4th double century, he will be a key target for India.
Virat Kohli is the class player and likes to perform under pressure and when challenges are thrown at him, he looked in good touch in the second innings of the 1st Test and is expected to score big in the 2nd Test.
Ravichandran Ashwin took 9 wickets in the first match which was held at a relatively flat track, but when the pitch will assist him in 2nd Test, he might be even more lethal with the ball.
Cheteshwar Pujara was unlucky to be dismissed in the first test, he looked in good touch and he can score big, and is known for his big innings especially if India bats first.
IND vs ENG Test Series Match 2 Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Joe Root, Virat Kohli
Vice-Captain – Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravichandran Ashwin
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for IND vs ENG Dream11 Team:
Keeper – Rishabh Pant
Batsmen – Virat Kohli, Joe Root (c), Dominic Sibley, Shubman Gill
All-rounders – Ben Stokes, Ravichandran Ashwin (VC), Washington Sundar
Bowlers – Jack Leach, Ishant Sharma, Stuart Broad
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for IND vs ENG Dream11 Team:
Keeper – Rishabh Pant
Batsmen – Virat Kohli (C), Joe Root (VC), Dominic Sibley, Shubman Gill
All-rounders – Ben Stokes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Washington Sundar
Bowlers – Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, Ishant Sharma
IND vs ENG Test Series Match 2 Expert Advice:
Toss will be a crucial factor again, the team winning the toss will choose to bat first on this surface and put up a huge target like England did in the first match. For fantasy purposes, pick more batsmen from the team batting first and spinners from both the teams.
IND vs ENG Test Series Match 2 Probable Winners:
India is expected to bounce back from a major setback defeat, they are our favourites to win this match.