IND vs ENG Fantasy Prediction: India vs England 2nd Test – 13 February (Chennai). R Ashwin and Jake Leach are going to be important fantasy picks on this turning Chennai track.
Hosts India will take on England in the 2nd test match of the four matches series. A defeat in this game will end India’s World Test Championship’s final dream.
Team India lost their first game, and this is an all-important game for the hosts. Shubhman Gill, Virat Kohli, and Rishabh Pant batted well in the first test, whereas the team will expect a lot from Rohit in this game. R Ashwin will again lead the bowling line-up of the side. Axar Patel will play this game, whereas Kuldeep is also expected to make the cut.
England convincingly won the first test, and they would want to continue their good bit of form. Joe Root proved his class in the last game, whereas Stokes & Leach also made some vital contributions. England is expected to make four changes for this game. Buttler, Anderson, Archer, and Bess will make way for Foakes, Broad, Stone/Woakes, and Moeen Ali.
The average 4th innings score at this ground is just 159 runs. Both teams would want to bat 1st on this track. Spinners will enjoy bowling on this track.
Probable XI for both sides:-
India – Rohit Sharma, Shubhman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah.
England – Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Daniel Lawrence, Joe Root, Ollie Pope, Ben Stokes, Ben Foakes, Moeen Ali, Olly Stone/Chris Woakes, Jake Leach, Stuart Broad.
Four Match Test Series
Match: India vs England Second Test Match
Date and Time: 13 February, Saturday – 9:30 am IST
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Where to Watch: Live on Star Sports Network
Top 4 Batting Order
- Rohit Sharma, Shubhman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Virat Kohli.
- Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Daniel Lawrence, and Joe Root.
Long Spell Bowlers
- R Ashwin and Axar Patel.
- Jake Leach and Moeen Ali.
IND vs ENG Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Rishabh Pant will be our wicket-keeper in this game. Pant is in brilliant form, and he scored 274 runs at an average of 68.50 on the last Australian tour. He played a fine knock of 91 runs in the last game too.
IND vs ENG Fantasy Batsmen
Joe Root will be our batsman from England. Root has scored 684 runs in 2021 at an average of 114.00, whereas he has scored a couple of double centuries too. He is a world-class batsman and will play a big role in this test.
Virat Kohli and Shubhman Gill will be our batsmen from India. Kohli averages 67.43 on Indian soil, whereas he has scored 13 centuries as well. Gill scored 259 runs at an average of 51.80 in Australia, whereas he was the best Indian batsman in the first test of the series. Both of them are brilliant players.
IND vs ENG Fantasy All-Rounders
Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel will be our all-rounders from India. Ashwin has 263 scalps under his belt in India, whereas he has scored a couple of centuries as well. Axar has scored 1665 first-class runs at an average of 35.42, whereas he has scalped 134 wickets in bowling. Both of them will enjoy bowling on this track.
Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali will be our all-rounders from England. Stokes has scored 434 runs at an average of 39.45 in India, whereas he has scalped nine wickets in bowling. Ben is a match-winner and a world-class player. Ali has scored 381 runs at an average of 42.33 in India, whereas he has scalped 10 wickets in bowling. He has also scored a century in India.
IND vs ENG Fantasy Bowlers
From England, Jake Leach will make it into our team. Leach scalped 10 wickets on the last Sri Lankan tour, whereas he scalped six wickets in the first test. He will enjoy bowling on the Chennai track.
Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav will be our bowlers from India. Bumrah has scalped 83 wickets in 18 matches, whereas Kuldeep has scalped 14 wickets in just 94 overs in India. Kuldeep can be a wild-card in this game.
[Alternative Changes: Rohit & Ishant In; Axar & Bumrah Out]
Match Prediction: India are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role
Joe Root and Virat Kohli
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Moeen Ali and R Ashwin
SportsRush Small-League Fantasy Team for the Game
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