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Jul 17, 2014
The first Test at Nottingham was an evenhanded contest, with both sides enjoying their moments. However, there are a few questions before the two teams, as India and England head into the second Test at Lord’s on Thursday. England would want to prove that they have that winning touch, whereas, India have to show that they can be a good side overseas. This game, played in a traditional setting, is one of the premier fixtures of the season for the two teams and both would like to make a mark here.
Lord’s is known to have a good surface and batsmen generally get the runs there. But, if the bowlers put in the effort, they too may get the rewards on this surface. But, there doesn’t seem to be enough for the spinners and that is something that would weigh in on both the sides when they sit to pick their final eleven. Catch the Live Blog of the match here
India may go in with the same side that played at Nottingham. Stuart Binny did well and taking him out would be a tough call. He looked assured in his batting and deserves another shot with his performances. Perhaps, one change they could make is that Ravindra Jadeja could make way for Ravichandran Ashwin, but that too seems unlikely. There may be one thing for sure; Binny will come in at No 7 instead of No 8. Playing two spinners is certainly not a viable option at Lord’s. Catch the Live Scorecard of the match here
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