In what is expected to be an exciting encounter, India and England will face each other in the second Test of the five-match series in Visakhapatnam. After the disappointing defeat in the first Test, India would like to bounce back and level the series. England, on the other hand, will aim to increase their lead and put more pressure on the hosts.
The second Test match between India and England is scheduled to start at 09:30 IST (04:00 GMT). Fans can watch the live blog and follow live scores and updates from the Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA International Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.
Second Test Preview: India's Liberation
With the best win/loss ratio in Test matches on home soil since 2014, India will be determined to prove their defeat in the first Test was an aberration rather than a recurring trend. The Indian team captained by Rohit Sharma would like to make a strong comeback in Visakhapatnam.
England's playing XI : Jack Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (captain), Ben Fox, Rehan Ahmed, Tom Hartley, James Anderson, Shoaib Bashir.
Key Player Updates
Washington Sundar will replace Ravindra Jadeja
It will be a difficult task for the Indian team to fill the void of Ravindra Jadeja. However, they have the option of Washington Sundar, who has proven to be proficient with both bat and ball. Sundar's solid technique and temperament was evident during his valuable contributions in the previous matches.
Rajat Patidar ready to make his debut
Rajat Patidar is all set to make his Test debut to strengthen the middle order. Known for his impeccable timing and ability to play long innings, Patidar brings a wealth of experience to the team. His impressive performances in first-class cricket make him a valuable member of the Indian team.
Historic moments and expectations
Visakhapatnam Test cricket history has seen some memorable moments. on the pitch Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA International Cricket Stadium Spinners are known to provide support, making this an interesting prospect for both teams.
India's batting line-up will be keen to deliver a strong performance and make up for their poor performance in the first Test. Players like Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer will be important in providing stability and building partnerships.
On the other hand, England would like to take advantage of the victory in the first Test. Players like Zak Crawley, Joe Root and Ben Stokes will be important in maintaining their team's momentum and putting pressure on the Indian bowlers.
First Test: India's crushing defeat
In the first Test, England took a strong 1-0 lead in the series. Despite overcoming a 190-run deficit in the first innings, India missed the opportunity to turn the situation in their favour. This defeat is only the fourth time in the last decade that India has lost a Test match at home.
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The second Test between India and England in Visakhapatnam promises to be a battle for redemption. India will be keen to bounce back from their defeat in the first Test and level the series, while England will be keen to extend their lead and tighten their grip on the series. With strong line-ups of both the teams, cricket fans can expect an exciting encounter in this important test match. Stay tuned for live updates and watch the drama unfold on the pitch.