What are the squads of India vs England second Test match?
India came up with a decent performance in Edgbaston but it was not enough to stop Joe Root's men from taking a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. He is just 20 years old!
In the seven years since Kohli debuted against the West Indies in Jamaica, he has scored more Test hundreds than any teammate or rival. Stokes was the pick of the English bowlers in the first Test.More news: Margot Kidder's Death Ruled Suicidal Overdose
Tendulkar notably played his first ever Test match against England at the Lord's in 1990, and he also played his last ever competitive match in the same venue in 2014 post his global retirement, when he played for the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC - He has been an honorary member of the club since 2010) against a Rest-of-the-World XI, on the occasion of the Lord's ground's 200th birthday.
Root, frustratingly run out for 80 in England's first innings at Edgbaston, said it was important to put the side's batting struggles into perspective. A lot has been spoken about the need for Kohli to trust his batsmen but history suggests the Indian captain may not be averse to chopping and changing once again. Same goes for how India counter their middle order woes and whether India play with two spinners.
"It's a tempting thought to field two spinners but we will have to take a call on that depending on the team balance".More news: Georgia joining North Atlantic Treaty Organisation could trigger awful conflict
With Jasprit Bumrah ruled out, India are expected to retain the pace trio of Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, and Mohammed Shami. "England will be without Ben Stokes for the second Test but the inclusion of Chris Woakes and his all-round ability will balance the side", he wrote. They have dropped Dawid Malan though and brought in young Ollie Pope.
England: Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Moeen Ali. That said, given the nature of the pitch at Lord's and England spin troubles, the visitors might play Kuldeep Yadav alongside Ashwin. (Source: Reuters) Opening day at Lord's saw no cricket and few fans coming through the turnstiles.More news: Tribune pulls plug on $3.9B buyout by Sinclair