IND vs ENG: India’s Strongest Playing 11 For 2nd Test vs England And Updated Squad

IND vs ENG: India’s Strongest Playing 11 For 2nd Test vs England And Updated Squad. The second Test of the England tour of India 2024 is confirmed for February 2 to 6 at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam, starting at 9:30 AM IST. Indian batters struggled against English spinners, especially debutant Tom Hartley, who secured 7 wickets on Day 4, leading to England’s victory by 28 runs in the first Test, fueled by Ollie Pope’s impressive almost double century in the second innings.

IND vs ENG: India's Strongest Playing XI for Second Test Against England
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Ravindra Jadeja and KL Rahul will miss the second IDFC First Bank Test against England in Vizag starting February 2, 2024, due to injury concerns. Jadeja suffered a hamstring injury during the first test, while Rahul complained of right quadriceps pain. Sarfaraz Khan, Sourabh Kumar, and Washington Sundar have been added to the Indian squad as replacements.

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IND vs ENG: India’s Strongest Playing 11 For 2nd Test vs England

1. Rohit Sharma (C):

During the first Test between India and England, Rohit Sharma, the captain of the Indian cricket team, demonstrated his batting prowess by scoring 24 and 39 runs in the two innings. Leading from the front, Sharma showcased resilience and skill at the crease, contributing valuable runs to the team’s total. His adaptability to varying conditions laid a solid foundation for India’s quest for victory. As captain and a key batsman, Rohit Sharma’s contributions were pivotal in shaping the team’s performance and setting the tone for the series.

2. Yashasvi Jaiswal:

In the highly anticipated India vs. England 1st Test, Yashasvi Jaiswal showcased his impressive batting skills with a remarkable performance. The young Indian batsman scored a total of 80 and 15 runs in two innings, playing a crucial role in the team’s overall performance. His skill and determination on the cricket field were evident throughout, highlighting his significant contribution.

3. Rajat Patidar:

The absence of Rajat Patidar from the playing XI in the anticipated India vs. England 1st Test has sparked curiosity among cricket enthusiasts. Despite not being part of the initial lineup, speculation is growing that Patidar might get a chance to showcase his skills in the upcoming 2nd Test match in Vizag.

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4. Sarfaraz Khan:

Sarfaraz Khan’s inclusion in the playing XI brings flair and aggression to the middle order. Fresh from a stunning 160-ball 161 in the India A series against the England Lions, Sarfaraz adds confidence and momentum to the team. His ability to play attacking cricket positions him as a key player to watch in the 2nd Test.

5. Shreyas Iyer:

In the first Test match against England, Shreyas Iyer faced challenges in the middle order, struggling to make a substantial impact with scores of 35 and 13 runs in both innings. Iyer’s contributions did not reflect his usual batting prowess, and as India evaluates its batting performance, he will likely be looking to bounce back in the subsequent matches.

6. KS Bharat (WK):

In the first innings of the India vs. England 1st Test, Bharat S showcased his batting prowess with an impressive knock of 41 runs. Despite facing a challenge in the second innings and scoring 28 runs, Bharat’s consistent and commendable wicket-keeping skills throughout the match proved to be an asset for the team.

7. Axar Patel:

Axar Patel displayed all-round prowess in the first Test against England, contributing significantly with both bat and ball. He scored 44 and 17 runs in two innings, showcasing resilience and adaptability. With figures of 2/33 and 1/74 in the respective innings, Axar played a crucial role in India’s performance.

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8. Washington Sundar:

Washington Sundar’s recent inclusion in the squad for the second Test marks a significant development in his cricketing journey. His impressive performances in the ongoing series against the England Lions earned him a well-deserved spot in the national team, showcasing his prowess with both bat and ball.

9. Ravichandran Ashwin:

Ravichandran Ashwin, the seasoned Indian cricketer, found himself on the bench in one test match but seized the opportunity in the subsequent test. His presence added depth to the team, contributing valuable performances in both bowling and batting. Ashwin’s resilience and versatility proved crucial in strengthening the team’s overall performance.

10. Jasprit Bumrah:

In the first Test against England, Jasprit Bumrah emerged as a pivotal force, showcasing his bowling prowess and putting immense pressure on the opposition. With figures of 2/28 in the first innings and a remarkable 4/41 in the second innings, Bumrah played a crucial role in restricting England’s batting lineup.

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11. Mohammed Siraj:

In the first Test between India and England, Mohammed Siraj faced challenges in both batting and bowling, contributing 12 runs and falling short of expectations with bowling figures of 0/28 and 0/22 in the respective innings. His performance will likely be a focal point for analysis and improvement in the upcoming matches of the series.

IND vs ENG 2nd Test Probable Playing XI

England Probable Playing 11): Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (C),Tom Hartley, Mark Wood, Jack Leach, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Ben Foakes (WK), Rehan Ahmed,

India Probable Playing 11: Rohit Sharma (C), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sarfaraz Khan/ Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Rajat Patidar, KS Bharat (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, W Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj.

IND vs ENG Test Full squad 2024

England Squad: Ben Stokes, James Anderson, Rehan Ahmed, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Shoib Bashir, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ben Foakes (wk), Tom Hartley, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, Mark Wood.

India Squad (Updated): Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (WK), Dhruv Jurel (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Avesh Khan, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Washington Sundar/Kuldeep Yadav, Saurabh Kumar.