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2nd test: India Vs England at: 3.30 pm IST on 9 August at Lords

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The Indian cricket team would expect its floundering batsmen to take more responsibility in pursuit of a series-levelling victory in the second Test against England, starting on Thursday at Lords.

 

Squads

India: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rishabh Pant, Karun Nair, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.

 

England: Joe Root (c), Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Oliver Pope, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Jamie Porter, Sam Curran, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes.

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Dropped catch saved Virat Kohli at Edgbaston - James Anderson

 

“I guess that’s top-of-the-range stuff and I certainly loved the battle with him (Virat Kohli) at Edgbaston. I felt good bowling to Virat and my plans worked well. I might have dismissed him a few times with some plays and misses plus a dropped catch,” Anderson wrote for The Sun.

 

“But the fact is, I didn’t get him out and he scored a century and a half-century. So I’m not getting carried away! In fact, it makes me even more determined to be on top form in the Second Test at Lord’s,” the 36-year-old bowler added.

https://www.hindustantimes.com/cricket/india-vs-england-dropped-catch-saved-virat-kohli-at-edgbaston-james-anderson/story-XLWRUXZKdbbTbZpEuupyBO.html

Hope Virat gets the better of him at Lords.

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Former India allrounder Mohinder Amarnath feels Cheteshwar Pujara‘s inclusion in India’s Playing XI for the second Test at Lord’s against England could prove beneficial for the team. Pujara was omitted from the team

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Just now, tweaker said:

http://www.cricketcountry.com/news/mohinder-amarnath-calls-for-cheteshwar-pujaras-inclusion-for-lords-test-733378

 

Former India allrounder Mohinder Amarnath feels Cheteshwar Pujara‘s inclusion in India’s Playing XI for the second Test at Lord’s against England could prove beneficial for the team. Pujara was omitted from the team

Sunny G is another one who wants him to play tomorrow and he was critical of Dhawan.

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Dinesh Karthik’s numbers do not reflect any confidence what so ever. Barring just one good tour he had here 11 years ago, his overall career stats paint a moderate picture. To average just 26.25 in his Test career, a lot of games where he has played as a pure batsman, is far from showcasing his talent.

Such numbers are far from satisfying and given the present setup of the Indian lineup, someone with a more fresh approach is needed.

 

Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly have proven that, and there is tremendous merit in the case of Rishabh Pant.

 

He has been in England for quite a while with the India A side earlier and now with the main team. .

With scores of 3, 67*, 58 and 61 in the four innings, Pant had batted in out here, recent form is no worry for the young wicketkeeper. By now, Rishabh Pant would have got well acclimatized to the conditions in England and this could be handy.

 

Another factor in Rishabh Pant’s favour is that he is a full-time wicketkeeper. Dinesh Karthik had given up on the gloves for a few seasons in the past for Tamil Nadu. Karthik’s keeping in the first Test too was far from satisfying, as he dropped a sitter on the first day.

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4 minutes ago, tweaker said:

https://www.google.co.in/amp/s/cricketaddictor.com/cricket/england-vs-india-2018-why-rishabh-pant-must-debut-at-lords/amp/

 

Dinesh Karthik’s numbers do not reflect any confidence what so ever. Barring just one good tour he had here 11 years ago, his overall career stats paint a moderate picture. To average just 26.25 in his Test career, a lot of games where he has played as a pure batsman, is far from showcasing his talent.

Such numbers are far from satisfying and given the present setup of the Indian lineup, someone with a more fresh approach is needed.

 

Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly have proven that, and there is tremendous merit in the case of Rishabh Pant.

 

He has been in England for quite a while with the India A side earlier and now with the main team. .

With scores of 3, 67*, 58 and 61 in the four innings, Pant had batted in out here, recent form is no worry for the young wicketkeeper. By now, Rishabh Pant would have got well acclimatized to the conditions in England and this could be handy.

 

Another factor in Rishabh Pant’s favour is that he is a full-time wicketkeeper. Dinesh Karthik had given up on the gloves for a few seasons in the past for Tamil Nadu. Karthik’s keeping in the first Test too was far from satisfying, as he dropped a sitter on the first day.

Lets give karthik another chance, m no fan of him

But when u give someone a chance...give a fair one or atleast decent . Coz i dnt want pant playing 1-2 games and if he fails karthik comes back then pant agian.........this is wat we have done in case of our openers. Once karthik fails.....dump him forvever 

 

He also showed application with bat 

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If Pope does make his debut for the second Test, he will become the fourth player aged 20 or younger to have been picked by England this year.

 

In the space of eight months, England will have called up more under-21s than in the entire 16 years of Duncan Fletcher, Peter Moores, Andy Flower and Peter Moores again.

 

Pope’s elevation – following in the footsteps of Mason Crane, Dom Bess and his Surrey team-mate Sam Curran – represents a sustained punt on youth the likes of which English cricket has not seen in its history. And throwing a 20-year-old middle-order batsmen into a Lord’s Test against the world’s No1 team certainly counts as that, one informed not simply by Pope’s exceptional figures for Surrey this season, but by also something less measurable.

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England are giving debuts to youngsters & our management has a hard time in selecting Pant over Karthik.

 

Inform fast bowlers is made to play A games & injured bowler is selected in his place.After Bhubaneswar Kumar fiasco, the selection committee should have omitted Bumrah for the first 3 tests.They could have selected him after 3rd test.

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Drop Dhawan and one from Vijay and Karthik. Bring Pant and Pujara in .... Kuldeep can come in for Umesh, who has not been impressive and not bowling fast either 

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2 minutes ago, zen said:

Drop Dhawan and one from Vijay and Karthik. Bring Pant and Pujara in .... Kuldeep can come in for Umesh, who has not been impressive and not bowling fast either 

Read above story  and just hope that management was avoiding to divulge details

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Can Kohli continue the record of not playing same XI in consecutive matches? 

I hope the team remains same. Try giving a consistent run to players for some time atleast.

 

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Delayed start or rain interruptions are very likely tomorrow. 

 

Lord’s is usually a good batting pitch, but the forecast for tomorrow is likely to play in the minds of the captains at the toss.

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It will be the flattest pitch of the series

 

Lords always sells out tickets for days 1-4 and they want as long a test match as possible to make maximum revenue from tickets, food, alcohol etc

 

All pitch/weather conditions should be largely ignored and aim should be to bat first and bat long, 400+

 

I would go with 

 

Vijay

Rahul

Pujara

Kohli

Karthik

Pant

Ashwin

Kuldeep

Shami

Ishant

Bumrah

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Dhawan

Vijay

Pujara

Kohli

Rahane

Karthik

Rahul

Kuldeep

Ashwin

Ishant

Shami

 

Bowling is weakened but in reality what use is Pandya when he has poor bowling average in Test Cricket.

 

Almost be better of having Kohli bowl 10 overs if thats all Pandya was going to be used for.

 

 

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Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli

 has called on fans to support the entire team and not focus on just one or two players.

 

Addressing a gathering of senior diplomats, business chiefs and politicians at a special reception hosted by the Indian High Commissioner to the UK YK Sinha at his London residence on Tuesday evening, the batsman praised his fellow teammates for their hard work.

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Below is the ICF polled 11:

 

  • Vijay
  • Rahul (100% votes)
  • Pujara
  • Kohli (100% votes)
  • Rahane
  • Pant
  • Pandya
  • Ashwin (100% votes)
  • Kuldeep / Yadav (equal votes) 
  • Shami
  • Ishant

Crowd is wise :proud:

 

 

 

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Virat Kohli  said that it is tempting to field two spinners for the second Test against England . Kohli said the pitch looked really hard, dry and it will definitely be an all-round wicket. "Playing two spinners could be a very tempting thought. The pitch looked really hard, the surface looked dry. It has been very hot in London for a last couple of months. It is good that it has grass on the wicket and basically it is required to keep the wicket like that otherwise it's gonna be very difficult for the pitch to hold itself even in the first few days," Kohli said.

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Likely be a 4 day test, with at-least a days worth of overs to be lost due to interrupting rain the coming days.

 

I suggest India go aggressive with 5 bowlers (2 spin + 3 seam combo). The seamers will lave a lot less overs to bowl in these conditions and likely to get breaks/breather. 2 spinners will bring in a lot of variety. Persistent dry weather for months plus recent rain, I think the pitch will be unpredictable and India is prepared either ways.

 

Stick to the same batting line up, hopefully even if they do not fire the second time the reduced game time/overs means there is hope of drawing it.

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, shortbread said:

Likely be a 4 day test, with at-least a days worth of overs to be lost due to interrupting rain the coming days.

 

I suggest India go aggressive with 5 bowlers (2 spin + 3 seam combo). The seamers will lave a lot less overs to bowl in these conditions and likely to get breaks/breather. 2 spinners will bring in a lot of variety. Persistent dry weather for months plus recent rain, I think the pitch will be unpredictable and India is prepared either ways.

 

Stick to the same batting line up, hopefully even if they do not fire the second time the reduced game time/overs means there is hope of drawing it.

 

 

 

in this overcast condition u wanna weaken ur batting??

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Pujara vs Dhawan vs nair 

 

Dhawan- enough of him

Pujara- cudnt buy a run in county, m ok to ignore ok perfomance.......but he was woefull and hasnt done much overseas

Nair- He looks elegant but has a loose game that doesnt give much confidence in these condition against that quality bowling . Ill go with him and put rahane at 3........atleast he ll be in a better mindset then dhawan n pujara 

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10 minutes ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

Pujara vs Dhawan vs nair 

 

Dhawan- enough of him

Pujara- cudnt buy a run in county, m ok to ignore ok perfomance.......but he was woefull and hasnt done much overseas

Nair- He looks elegant but has a loose game that doesnt give much confidence in these condition against that quality bowling . Ill go with him and put rahane at 3........atleast he ll be in a better mindset then dhawan n pujara 

 Nair the hack will do zilch in this type of conditions, has flaws in his technique he was cleaned up like tailender by starc ( I know its strck and he can do it to any one but still nair don't give any confidence)  , pujara is hopeless, better to stick with dhawan only but demote him down the order lets see how he does with old ball around, that idiot is not an opener or else debut pant at least it wll be a good learning experience for him.

 

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