Since February 2021, England and India have been squaring up on the pitch. In the four-match series, England won the first test by 227 runs, but India dominated the second test (317 runs), third test (10 wickets), and fourth test (an innings and 25 runs).
The 1st Test match of the five-match series on August 4 ended in a draw. The rain-soaked game netted both teams four World Test Championship points.
Both teams are desperate to win the 2nd Test at the Lord’s on August 12 -16, 2021. No wonder cricket bet sites are enticing fans with attractive odds.
So let’s see today’s cricket match prediction tips to help you place your wager.
India Squad: England Vs. India 2nd Test
Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Shardul Thakur, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Md. Siraj, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, and Wriddhiman Saha
England Squad: England Vs. India 2nd Test
Mark Wood, Sam Curran, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Joe Root (c), Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Dominic Sibley, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Rory Burns, Craig Overton, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Haseeb Hameed, and Ollie Robinson
England Playing XI
Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (captain), Jonny Bairstow, Daniel Lawrence, Buttler (wicket-keeper), Jos Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad, and James Anderson
India Playing XI
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, and Mohammed Shami
Who will Win in India vs. England 2nd Test?
India and England’s renewed battle at Lord’s bridge could go either way. The two teams are in excellent form in both batting and bowling departments.
But India prevailed in the four-test match series against England at the beginning of the year. Again, India had a realistic shot at victory in the 1st Test, but the rain brought the match to a close without a single ball.
On the other hand, the Englishmen are better acclimatized to the temperature and pitch condition.
Considering all these factors, England is the likely winner in the 2nd Test.
Players to Watch in India Vs. England 2nd Test
- Top batsmen: KL Rahul (India), Rohit Sharma (India), and Roy Burns (England), and James Root (England)
- Wicket-keepers: Joe Buttler (England) and Rishabh Pant (India)
- Top bowlers: James Anderson (England), Ravichandran Ashwin (India), and Stuart Board (England)
- All Rounders: Ravichandran Ashwin (India) and Sam Curran (England)
- Most sixes: Rishabh Pant (India)
- Man of the match: Ravichandran Ashwin (India)
England and India are preparing for their second Test match. After a wet first Test, it’ll be interesting to see who wins this time. The starting eleven can change over time, too. So check this page regularly before the match to get the latest developments.