ENG vs IND Fantasy Prediction: England vs India 2nd Test – 12 August (London). Joe Root, Jasprit Bumrah, Virat Kohli, and Mohammad Shami are the best fantasy picks for this game.
Hosts England will take on India in the 2nd test of the five-game test series. The cricketing world will witness two spearheads colliding in the longest format of the game.
England drew the first game courtesy of some rain, and they would want to improve their performance. They are going to make a plethora of changes in this game. Stuart Broad is out of the series, whereas James Anderson is also a doubt for this game. Lawrence and Crawley may get dropped, whereas Ali and Haseeb can replace them. Joe Root would like to continue his brilliant form.
India would want to continue their good form in this test game as well. KL Rahul proved his class in the first game, whereas Rohit Sharma also batted well. Virat Kohli needs to improve his form, whereas all the pacers of the side are looking great. Shardul Thakur will miss this game, and R Ashwin is expected to replace him.
The average 4th innings score at this ground is just 155 runs. Both teams would want to bat 1st on this track. We can expect a grass covering in this game on the pitch. This pitch has a history of assisting the pacers.
We can expect rain the weather to stay clear on most occasions.
Probable XI for both sides:-
England – Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Haseeb Hameed, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Joss Buttler, Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, Craig Overton, Mark Wood.
India – Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj.
England vs India Test Series
Match: England vs India 2nd Test Match
Date and Time: 12 August, Thursday – 3:30 pm IST
Venue: The Lord’s, London
Where to Watch: Live on Sony Sports Network
Top 4 Batting Order
- Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Haseeb Hameed, and Joe Root.
- Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Virat Kohli.
Long Spell Bowlers
- Ollie Robinson
- Mohammad Siraj
Note:- The Stats mentioned are of Test Matches.
ENG vs IND Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Rishabh Pant will be our wicket-keepers in this game. Pant scored 707 runs in the last WTC cycle at an average of 39.27, with one century and four half-centuries.
ENG vs IND Fantasy Batsmen
Joe Root and Haseeb Hameed will be our batsmen from England. Root has scored 1064 test runs in 2021 at an average of 59.11, whereas he scored a brilliant century in the first test. Hameed scored 642 runs at an average of 45.85 in the County Season 2021, with two centuries and four half-centuries. Both of them are technically stable players.
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will be our batsmen from India. Rohit scored 1094 runs at an average of 60.77 in the last WTC cycle, whereas Kohli scored 934 runs at 42.45. Both of them are supremely talented players, and Rohit is looking in brilliant touch.
ENG vs IND Fantasy All-Rounders
Sam Curran will be our all-rounder from England. Curran has scalped 44 test wickets in 22 games, whereas he has scored 800 runs with the bat. He is the best pick in this category.
ENG vs IND Fantasy Bowlers
Ollie Robinson and Mark Wood will be our bowlers from England. Robinson scalped 33 wickets in just six games of the County Championship, whereas he has scalped 12 wickets in just a couple of tests. Wood has scalped 59 wickets in 20 games, and he will play a big part in this game.
Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammad Siraj will be our bowlers from India. Shami scalped 40 wickets in the last WTC cycle at an average of 20.47, whereas Bumrah scalped 34 wickets at 25.11. Both of them combined for 13 wickets in the first test. Siraj has scalped 19 wickets in six games, and he has the ability to swing the ball.
Match Prediction: India is the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Jasprit Bumrah and Ollie Robinson
SportsRush Small-League Fantasy Team for the Game
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