ENG VS IND – This article brings to you the preview, team news and top Funtasy picks for the 2nd Test between England and India.
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England Team News
England have already announced their 12-player squad for the upcoming Test at Lord’s. Ben Stokes has been dropped owing to his scheduled hearing for affray at Bristol with Dawid Malan having been ruled out due to poor form. While Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali have been included in the squad, skipper Joe Root has confirmed Ollie Pope inclusion in the playing XI.
Squad: Joe Root (C), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Sam Curran, Ollie Pope, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid
India Team News
Cheteshwar Pujara is expected to take the field as an extra batsman, after missing out in the first Test. The right hander might replace either Shikhar Dhawan or Hardik Pandya in the playing XI. Also, Jasprit Bumrah will most likely miss the second Test as he yet to recover from his injury.
Playing XI (Last Match): Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma
Top Funtasy Picks
England: Sam Curran: 87 runs and five wicket haul! The England all-rounder seems to be on top of his game early on in his career. He is likely to reap dividends at Lord’s as well.
India: Virat Kohli – The Indian batting line-up is all about Virat Kohli at the moment and the Indian skipper already looks on a mission. Pick him up!
Punt Pick: Cheteshwar Pujara – The Indian top-order batsman is highly likely to make his comeback in the impending Test.