India vs England, 2nd Test, Day 2: India bat first, Pujara in for Dhawan, Kuldeep replaces Umesh

WION Web Team
London, UK Published: Aug 10, 2018, 03:47 PM(IST)

India vs England, 2nd Test match. Photograph:( AFP )

England have won the toss and opted to bowl in the second Test match against India at Lord's cricket stadium on August 10.

England skipper Joe Root said that the weather conditions will favour the bowling unit and it will help in taking early wickets. 

Chris Woakes has been included in the squad and the 20-year-old Ollie Pope will make his Test debut.

On the other hand, Indian captain Virat Kohli said that the wicket looks good better than Edgbaston and the tea, is better than before.

Cheteshwar Pujara and KL Rahul have been included in the squad replacing Shikhar Dhawan.

The first day of the game was washed away due to rain. It was the first time a whole day's Test play in England had been lost to bad weather since August 24, 2013, when the fourth day of the fifth Ashes clash at The Oval was abandoned without a ball bowled.

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Playing XI:

India: Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma.

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

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