The second match of the four-match Test series between India Vs England will be played in Chennai from Saturday. After a crushing defeat of 227 runs in the first Test, Team India would definitely like to change their playing eleven in the second Test. In such a situation, let us tell you that with which 11 players can the Indian team take the field in the second Test?
India Vs England Expected Playing XI
1. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma, who was a flop in the first Test, will play the role of the opener. He had scored only 18 runs in both innings in the first Test. In the first innings, he was dismissed by only six runs, while in the second innings only 12 runs came off his bat. In the second Test, Rohit is expected to execute a big inning in England Vs India 2nd Test.
2. Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill will play the opening pair with Hitman Rohit Sharma. Gill, who had a brilliant performance against the Kangaroos in Australia, played a half-century in the first Test against England. The opening pair of Rohit and Gill is expected to lead the team to a big inning and partnership.
3. Cheteshwar Pujara
Veteran batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, who is considered the best in the Test, will come to bat at number three. He was dismissed strangely in the first Test by scoring 73 runs. Dom Bess had made them his prey.
4. Virat Kohli
Captain Virat Kohli, who was dismissed for just 11 runs in the first inning, played a brilliant half-century innings of 72 runs with the help of nine fours in 104 balls in the second inning. Ben Stokes made him his victim. Big innings can be expected from the Indian captain in the second Test.
5. Ajinkya Rahane
Team India’s vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane will step down to bat at No.5. Rahane has not played any major innings since scoring a century against Australia in Melbourne. Rahane was also a flop in the first Test match against England. Those who scored a run in the first innings were dismissed for zero in the second innings.
6. Rishabh Pant
Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant will come down to bat at number six. Pant is currently in his brilliant form. In the second innings of the first Test, Pant succumbed to ‘Nervous Nights’. He scored a brilliant inning of 91 runs in 88 balls with the help of nine fours and five sixes.
7. Washington Sundar
Washington will play the role of a beautiful all-rounder. He will bat at number seven. He did well in the first Test. He scored an unbeaten 85 in the first innings.
8. Ravichandran Ashwin
Veteran bowler Ashwin will be the responsibility of the spin department. Ashwin, who has done well in the first Test, will be expected to perform the same way in the second Test. In the first Test, Ashwin took a total of nine wickets, including three in the first innings and six in the second innings.
9. Akshar Patel
Spin bowler Akshar Patel may also get a chance in the second Test. He will strengthen India’s spin bowling with Ashwin. If Patel gets a chance to play, it will be his debut match. Akshar Patel playing XI may replace Shahbaz Nadeem.
10. Jaspreet Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah will be the captain of the fast bowler. In the first Test, Bumrah did not prove to be as effective as expected. He will be expected to bowl deadly to the team in the second Test.
11. Ishant Sharma
Ishant Sharma, who took three wickets in the first Test, will join Jasprit Bumrah as the second fast bowler. In the first Test, Ishant completed 300 wickets in Test cricket with three wickets.
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This is all about the expected playing XI of India for The England Test Series Match 2.