” Rohit Sharma was born to bat “, Fans emotions kept swinging around Virat Kohli’s 11th duck and Rohit’s magical 100 in Chennai

Rohit Sharma was born to bat Virat Kohli duck

The second Test between India and England has seen some stunning action already inside just 3 hours of first day’s play. Indian fans were exuberant when Kohli finally won a toss against England hoping they would enjoy some great batting from India on first couple of days after the rubbing from England in the first … Read more

IND vs ENG Dream11 Team, India vs England 2nd Test Match Prediction, Playing 11, Pitch report, Players to pick in Dream11 & Fantasy Cricket Tips

IND vs ENG Dream11 Team

India vs England Preview

After humbling India in the first Test, England would be riding high on confidence as they gear up for the second Test against the hosts in Chennai. The hosts, i.e, India, called the defeat as one off and promised to bounce back from the situation. The second one is going to be as exciting an affair as it can get and for that, we present you the best IND vs ENG Dream11 Team, playing 11 and pitch report.

  • Match Venue : MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
  • Match Time : 09:30 AM IST | 04:00 AM GMT

India Team News

After an Australia series win high, India were humbled in the first Test in the familiar conditions and it shows what a leveler this game of cricket is. They ended up being on the wrong side of the toss where England just piled up runs on the flat first 2 days pitch. BCCI has sent off that pitch curator and the pitch for this test has been prepared by a different curator and it is expected to turn from Day 1 which will help India irrespective of the result at toss.

For India, Shahbaz Nadeem will make way for Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav will finally get a game for Washington Sundar. Since, Axar can already bat at 7, they wouldn’t need Sundar’s batting skills which is why they can afford to play Kuldeep in this match.

Players to pick from India

  • Cheteshwar Pujara
  • Virat Kohli
  • Shubman Gill
  • Rishabh Pant
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • R Ashwin
  • Ishant Sharma

England Team News 

England has been hit by an injury yet again before this match. Jofra Archer has been ruled out of this match. James Anderson has been given rest from this match as he has played 2 consecutive Tests and now it’s the turn of Stuart Broad who last played against Sri Lanka in the first Test.

Surprisingly, Dom Bess who picked 6 wickets in the first Test has been dropped too and he gets replaced by Moeen Ali while Ben Foakes replaces Jos Buttler who has gone home and won’t take any further part in this series. The issue is who will replace Archer – Chris Woakes or Olly Stone and Stone looks like for like replacement as he can bowl quick like Archer but the batting skills of Woakes may tempt Joe Root & management to play him. It’s a call England will take at the toss.

Players to pick from England

  • Ben Foakes
  • Joe Root
  • Jack Leach
  • Ben Stokes

Other Fantasy options from both sides

England : Olly Stone, Moeen Ali

India : Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah

IND vs ENG Playing 11

England

Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Daniel Lawrence, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes (wk), Moeen Ali, Olly Stone, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad

India

Rohit Sharma,  Shubman Gill,  Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C),  Ajinkya Rahane,  Rishabh Pant (WK),  R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav,  Mohd Siraj , Ishant Sharma

India vs England Pitch Report

This Chepauk pitch looks brownish, which means the ball here will turn from day 1 unlike the first test where there was nothing for the bowlers on first two days. If the pitch plays by the looks, it might be difficult seeing a high scoring game although English spinners are slightly less skillful compared to Indians. Ashwin and Kuldeep will come in handy for India. This pitch is close to what we call a ” rank turner “.

Also read : IND vs ENG Statistical Preview : All the records which could be broken in this series

IND vs ENG Dream11 Team Prediction

Wicket Keepers

  • Rishabh Pant
  • Ben Foakes

Batsmen

  • Cheteshwar Pujara
  • Virat Kohli (Vice Captain)
  • Shubman Gill
  • Joe Root

All Rounders

  • R Ashwin (Captain)
  • Ben Stokes

Bowlers

  • Ishant Sharma
  • Jack Leach
  • Kuldeep Yadav

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