The second Test match between India and England will begin from tomorrow at Chennai. Ahead of the crucial test match we bring you all the fantasy Tips, Predicted XI, Top fantasy picks, and much more.
Match Timings: 9:30 am IST
Venue: Chepauk, Chennai
England stunned India in the opening match and registered a massive victory. The visitors are high on confidence and will be aiming to repeat their heroics in the second Test. Whereas team India needs to show character in the match and dominate England in their own conditions.
Another loss for India will mean that they will not qualify for the ICC world Test championship final which will surely motivate Virat Kohli and his men.
Head To Head
Overall- 123 matches
England won- 48
India won- 26
Typical bright and sunny conditions will greet the players during all 5 days of the Test at Chennai.
Average First Innings
Injury and Availability News
The Indian side is likely to tinker with their bowling combination and bring in Kuldeep Yadav in the second Test.
As far as England is concerned they have already announced that Stuart Broad will feature in the playing XI in place of Jofra Archer. Also, James Anderson and Dom Bess have also been omitted from the squad and Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali ae part of England’s 12 man squad ahead of the Test.
India vs England- Fantasy Tips
India: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli ©, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar, Ravi Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Kuldeep Yadav.
England: Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Joe Root, Dan Lawrence, Jos Buttler (WK), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, Jake Leach
India vs England – Top Fantasy Picks
Joe Root: The first name in your fantasy XI should be of the England captain Joe Root. He smashed a match-winning double century in the first Test and continued his rich vein of form. Root loves batting in Asia and against spin and that is why he is again likely to score runs at Chennai.
Ben Stokes: The England all-rounder will be keen to contribute in all three departments in the second Test match. Stokes should also be part of your fantasy team as his all-round game will help you fetch a lot of points.
Ravichandran Ashwin: The great off-spinner wasn’t at his best in the first Test but still picked a 5 wicket haul in the second innings. The Chepauk pitch is likely to turn from day 1 which makes Ashwin a sure-shot pick in your fantasy team.
Rohit Sharma: The Indian opening batsman hardly puts a foot wrong when he bats in Tests in home conditions. Rohit missed out in the first Test has a stellar record at home and that is why he must be part of your fantasy team.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks
Captain: R. Ashwin
Vice-Captain: Joe Root
Fantasy 11 Team
Wicket-Keeper – Rishabh Pant, Jos Buttler
Batsmen –Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Joe Root, Virat Kohli
All-Rounders – Ben Stokes, Washington Sundar
Bowlers –R. Ashwin, Anderson, Bumrah