Fantasy Cricket: Dream11 tips for 2nd Test-- England v India

Silvia Morton
August 10, 2018

His 4/40 in the second innings helped England take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

That thought might well have changed now, given the weather conditions and forecast ahead.

It will also be interesting to see if Cheteshwar Pujara will be called back to the side or not after being left out for the first Test.

However, it remains to be seen if Dhawan will be dropped after just one bad outing.

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It is not going to be a simple decision for Virat Kohli to make.

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Meanwhile, Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the Test match and that could mean an unchanged Indian seam attack. England did name a first team on Wednesday, with 20-year-old Olliver Pope waiting to make his Test debut.

# The last time India played a Test match at Lord's, they had topped England to win the second Test by 95 runs in the 2014 Test tour. You can also follow our live blog for ball-by-ball updates and analysis on cricketnext.com.Pope, who is just 20, will slot in at number four for England, as a direct replacement for Dawid Malan, despite not batting there for his county Surrey - a decision that has anxious some, but not Root."I know that might be seen as quite a big jump", said Root. They added Chris Woakes in the squad for Stokes and highest run-scorer in the County Championship Ollie Pope for Malan.

With Ben Stokes unavailable because of his court case, either Moeen Ali or Chris Woakes will take his place in the side and bat at No 7.

India: Virat Kohli (c), Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.

A green pitch is reportedly on offer for the two teams and pacers are expected to reign supreme once again.

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