After the loss of first test match, India will surely try to comeback harder in the second test match against England. Virat Kohli’s captaincy came in questions when he did not choose Kuldeep Yadav in the first test match. Washington Sunder had proved his selection right by playing an amazing knock in first innings. However, Nadeem’s performance was not up to the mark as it should be. Fall of top 6 has been a big problem for India during recent past games. Either we talk about Ajinkya Rahane or Rohit Sharma they both did not show any good numbers in the first test match.
India will be facing the guest England Cricket team on 13 February at Chennai. When reporters asked Virat Kohli about the selection, he clearly said and supported the selection of the first test match. As Axar was injured and unable to play they had to go with one leg spinner and one all rounder for the team. Ravi Ashwin, Bumraah, Ishant were amazing with the balls, however pitch was not perfect for bowlers during first two days of match.
Now what can be best playing eleven for Indian Cricket Team? Will India go for Nadeem or Axar? Sunder or Kuldeep? Ishant or Siraj? Will India think of dropping Rohit or Rahane for this test?
We got it covered for you guys, India will almost play with the same combination as in the first change only change could be possible is debut of Axar in place of Nadeem. As it will give depth to Indian batting side. Virat Kohli has already mentioned that they will be backing up Vice Captain Rahane during his hard time. Rohit Sharma has also played some amazing knocks in Indian soil. If India is looking at Rohit and Gill as long term opening pair the team management should give them chances to prove them.
Indian playing XI: Rohit, Gill, Pujara, Kohli, Rahane, Pant, Sunder, Axar, Ashwin, Ishant, Bumrah.