India vs England, 2nd TEST Match Prediction 13 Feb 2021

India vs England 2021

India vs England, 2nd TEST Match Prediction

2021-02-14

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India

India

3.33 286/10 in 85.5
3.02 164/10 in 54.2

England

3.33 286/10 in 85.5 Cricbettingbuzz
3.02 164/10 in 54.2
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - India won the toss and chose to bat first
Cricbettingbuzz India beat England by 317 runs

IND vs ENG Prediction

Shoaib Z.

Host India aim to level series against England

  • England registered a comprehensive win over India in the first Test played at Chennai.
  • Captain Joe Root, Jack Leach and James Anderson produced match-winning contributions for England in the first Test.
  • Ravichandran Ashwin, Rishabh Pant put in credible performances for India in the series opener.

Expect India to register a win over England and level the four-match series

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Match Preview

Host India will be looking to make a strong comeback in the Test series when then take on England in the second game at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

India were completely outclassed in all three departments by England and suffered a heavy 227-defeat at the hands of England. The home side will certainly make one or two changes to their playing XI in a bid to level the four-match series.

England delivered a majestic performance to register a famous win over India at Chennai. With this result, Joe Root-led unit has now six matches on the bounce in Asian conditions. With the visitors taking 1-0 lead in the four-match series, England will be keen to continue their winning ways in this second Test.

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Teams Preview

India

Bowling all-rounder Axar Patel could come into the playing XI if he is declared fit, while Shahbaz Nadeem or Washington Sundar might face the axe for this second Test.

On a flat wicket prepared for series opener, India certainly lacked plans to take wickets in the first innings.

Opener Rohit Sharma will under pressure going into this game, after perishing for low scores in the series opener against England. His partner, Shubnam Gill, fared slightly better and produced scores of 29 and 50 respectively.

The big positive for India was Captain Virat Kohli showing excellent form with the bat on the final day of Chennai Test. He played exceedingly well and finished the innings with the top-score of 72 runs off 104 balls. Besides Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar produced crucial half-centuries for India in this game.

Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane had a poor outing with the bat and will be determined to make strong statement in this second game of the four-match Test series.

In the bowling department, the new-ball pair of Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma will be looking to come up with better plans and make crucial breakthroughs in this game.

Premier spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bowled well and was the standout bowler on display for India with nine wickets to his name. Besides Ashwin, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah also showed decent form and picked crucial wickets for the home side.

India Actual Playing XI:

Mohammed Siraj, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma, Shubman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel

India Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
R Pant 91 88 9 5 103.41
W Sundar 85 138 12 2 61.59
C Pujara 73 143 11 0 51.05
Bowlers O M R W Econ
R Ashwin 55.1 5 146 3 2.65
J Bumrah 36.0 7 84 3 2.33
S Nadeem 44.0 4 167 2 3.8
Bowlers O M R W Econ
R Ashwin 55.1 5 146 3 2.65
J Bumrah 36.0 7 84 3 2.33
S Nadeem 44.0 4 167 2 3.8
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India Predicted Playing XI

Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Rohit Sharma, Shubham Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Mayank Agarwal, Washington Sundar/Shahbaz Nadeem, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma.

England

Captain Joe Root will be pleased with his side’s phenomenal performance in the Chennai Test. He certainly led the front the front with the bat and delivered a sublime 218 runs to see England post close to 600 runs in their first innings.

England won the toss and opted to bat first. The decision proved to be correct as England scored 578 runs in 190 overs in their first innings.

Joe Root was the standout performer with the bat for England and scored 210 runs off 377 balls with the help of nineteen four and two sixes. He was well supported by likes of opener Dominic Sibley and Ben Stokes, who chipped in with scores of 87 and 82 respectively. Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler and Dom Bess chipped in with crucial runs for England in the first innings.

Bowlers delivered another disciplined performance to dismiss India for less than 400 runs in their first innings. With a mammoth of 241 runs, England looked circumspect against Ravi Ashwin and co, were bundled out for 178 runs in their second innings. The visitors managed to give a mammoth target of 419 runs for India to win the game.

In the bowling department, veteran pacer James Anderson delivered two superb inswingers to clean up the likes of Shubnam Gill and Ajinkya Rahane. He claimed another big wicket of Rishabh Pant, while Jack Leach claimed four wickets in the second innings.

Jofra Archer, Dom Bess and Ben Stokes also showed disciplines in lengths and picked up crucial wickets to England register a mammoth 227-run win over India.

England Actual Playing XI:

Joe Root, Jack Leach, Daniel Lawrence, Ollie Pope, Stuart Broad, Moeen Ali, Ben Foakes, Ben Stokes, Dominic Sibley, Rory Burns, Olly Stone

England Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
J Root 218 377 19 2 57.82
D Sibley 87 286 12 0 30.42
B Stokes 82 118 10 3 69.49
Bowlers O M R W Econ
D Bess 26.0 5 76 4 2.92
J Archer 21.0 3 75 2 3.57
J Leach 24.0 5 105 2 4.38
Bowlers O M R W Econ
D Bess 26.0 5 76 4 2.92
J Archer 21.0 3 75 2 3.57
J Leach 24.0 5 105 2 4.38
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England Predicted Playing XI

Joe Root (captain), Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Daniel Lawrence/Zak Crawley,Ollie Pope, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Dominic Bess, Jack Leach, James Anderson, Stuart Broad/Jofra Archer

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 22 0 mm. 1.23 k/h From: NNW 45%
03h 23 0 mm. 1.8 k/h From: NNW 76%
06h 26 0 mm. 2.94 k/h From: ENE 71%
09h 27 0 mm. 4.13 k/h From: E 11%
12h 26 0 mm. 4.09 k/h From: E 7%
15h 24 0 mm. 3.79 k/h From: E 47%
18h 24 0 mm. 3.1 k/h From: E 45%
21h 23 0 mm. 1.3 k/h From: NE 10%

With weather expected to be bright and sunny, the wicket is expected to be sluggish in nature and provide assistance to the spinners.

Venue Details

England registered their first win over India in a Test match played at Chennai. Their last win came at this venue came almost 36 years ago.

Toss Prediction

Winning the toss and bat first will be on the minds of both the teams. The surface will certainly get difficult to bat on the last two days of the match.

Winning Prediction

Based on overall record, India will be expected to make a strong comeback and win this second game against England.

The home side will be expecting a lot of runs from the likes of Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Certainly, the bowlers will be looking to hit the right areas from the start.

On the other hand, England will need to maintain their standards with bat and ball in order to be competitive in this game.

Expect India to register a win over England and level the four-match series

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