The second Test between India and England will be played at Lord’s between August 12-16. The series is still level after the first Test ended in a draw. India had their chance of winning the Test match before rain turned out to be the deciding factor in the game. Consistent rain on the final day meant that the umpires had to draw the Test match without a ball being bowled.
Thus both teams are back to starting from scratch. In the meantime, the first look of the Lord’s pitch was unveiled earlier today. To the naked eye, it was all covered in grass. All the grounds in England have good pace and bounce. Meanwhile, currently, the pitch wears a green look which means that it will assist the seamers more than the spinners.
There’s your Lord’s pitch two days out. It’s 22 yards of grass. What do you want from me? pic.twitter.com/ji4zr7eTUM
— Elizabeth Ammon (@legsidelizzy) August 10, 2021
India Have Won Just Two Test Matches At Lord’s
The look of the pitch as per reports are not expected to change much. The groundsmen might trim the grass a bit more but conditions are not expected to change too much. India do not enjoy a good record at Lord’s. They have won just two matches at this venue lost 12 and drawn four games. The victories came in 1986 and 2014.
The pitch might make the Indian think tank to go in with five out-and-out seamers. They might even go with four pacers and one spinner like they did in the first Test.
Virat Kohli is yet to win a Test series in England as a skipper. In fact, India have never won a series in England post-2007. In 2011, 2014and 2018, India have lost three consecutive Test series. Personally, Kohli had a forgetful start to the Test series getting out to James Anderson for a first-ball duck.
The setting is perfect for the battle to resume with the pitch totally playing into Anderson’s hands.