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2nd Investec Test: Alastair Cook Wins the Toss and Decides to Field First; India Look for Strong Start

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2nd Investec Test: Alastair Cook Wins the Toss and Decides to Field First; India Look for Strong Start

July 17
16:02 2014

team india testEngland, Thursday, July 17 – In a crucial match, the English captain Alastair Cook won the toss and decided to bowl first against India in the 2nd Test match at Lord’s London. India are to bat now and looking forward to set a humongous score against the opponents in the first innings.

The pitch seemed a bit dry but is slightly green as well. The grass may be a tad helpful for the fast bowlers. However, at the same time the opportunities for spinners can’t be stated less. Since pitch plays pivotal role in the cricketers’ performances, it would be interesting to watch who is able to stand rock solid and loses his wicket post playing a wrong shot. Ball is anticipated to deviate off the pitch and change direction instantly after coming in contact of grass. This can be the real test for the guest team as they may face the English conditions at this time after playing the first Test match in a home-like pitch.

Murali Vijay and Stuart Binny are the players that will be watched for their ideal batting techniques, which imparted huge role in letting their team finish 1st Investec Test at Trent Bridge in a draw. Expectations are up from skipper Dhoni as well, along with Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli. Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane are probable to play imperative innings too.

On the other hand, England bowling attack may restrict India from scoring big. James Anderson, Moeen Ali, Liam Plunkett and Stuart Broad have got the potency to change the game at any point of time. If current score is to be mentioned then India are batting at 15 runs in 6.1 overs for the loss of 1 wicket in the form of Dhawan (7 runs of 11 balls).  Anderson is the man who dismissed the left-handed batsman.

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