The India vs England 2nd test begins from November 17 at the ACA-VDCA Stadium in Visakhapatnam. The first match of 5-match Test series went draw as Indian cricket team did not play to their potential in Rajkot. India will look to forget the previous match and start the second test as a fresh game. On the other hand, England played really well and put the hosts on the backfoot . This match is going to an interesting because the pitch is likely to start turning from day two. Meanwhile, see the India vs England 2nd Test match prediction, preview and full match analysis.
The host India did not play up to the mark in the first match but the team will hope not to repeat this performance when they will take on English team in the second match in Visakhapatnam. Kohli and Anil Kumble need to think about their strategy and plans once again. The Men in Blue too much depend on R Ashwin for picking wickets. The host needs to understand that Ashwin cannot take 5 wickets every time, so other bowlers have to take responsibility on their shoulder.
Except for few matches, Jadeja has not performed to his potential and also failed with the bat. In the previous match, Jadeja failed to put the pressure on the England batsmen which result in big target against India. Same goes with Amit Mishra who failed to hit the right lines in the 1st Test after amazing performance against New Zealand.
On the other hand, guest England has done the excellent job, especially in the batting department. Alistair Cook leading the team from the front while debutant Haseeb Hameed also showed his talent. England will be hoping to repeat this performance in upcoming match and defeat India.
As Lokesh Rahul is back for the second test and was in the good form before an injury, the team will surely include him in playing X1 which means Gautam Gambhir who failed to perform so far would be rested. The English team will go with same that played in Rajkot.
India vs England 2nd Test Match Prediction
India team is unbeaten from last five Tests which will boost the team’s confidence while England is also looking quite a strong team. Based on past records, pitch conditions, and current form, India should win this match at Visakhapatnam.
Ind vs Eng 2nd Test Match 2016 Squad
India Test Team Squad : KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Gautam Gambhir, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha, Karun Nair, Murali Vijay, Md. Shami, Umesh Yadav and Hardik Pandya
England Test Team Squad : Alastair Cook (captain), Moeen Ali, Zafar Ansari, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Gary Ballance, Ben Duckett, Steven Finn, Haseeb Hameed, Gareth Batty, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes.