India vs England 2nd Test 17 Nov 2016 Live Score Toss Result Winner Prediction Full Details :- After the opening match being ended in a draw the second test match 2016 between IND vs ENG has already been started as by giving terrific performance in the previous game the English side has made it clear to the Test rankings toppers that they are not here just to roam around and surely Virat Kohli and company are going to have a tough time ahead of them so lets get ready to enjoy another awesome game from England tour of India 2016.
When: India vs England, 2nd Test, November 17, 9:30 IST or 04:00 GMT
Where: Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
What to expect: Unlike Rajkot, Vizag will have more extroverted turn. It has to have it. It must have it, for home captain Kohli needs it to call the shots. Or that’s how his dustbowl-pampered spin triumvirate has made him look like. Cross-ventilation and proximity to the sea will certainly aid swing here but as it holds true for the rest of India, you can’t count on it to be reliably lethal. A lush green square and an even greener outfield might put reverse swing at risk, forcing teams to depend on spin alone to take wickets. Mishra’s place then, certainly under scrutiny at the moment, becomes a hotter bed of debate. England have an interesting conundrum of their own: persist with Woakes or give Anderson a go. Batting looks settled for both the sides – even strengthened for England with 19-year old Hameed looking so firm at the top – and India will look forward to something similar from KL Rahul who’s set to replace Gambhir.
India won the toss and has elected to bat first
Cook: “Looks like a pretty good toss to win. The campaign is in our hands. We have got nothing to lose. Lot of pressure on India with the kind of wicket here. We could upset the odds here, will be a great start for us. Rajkot was almost a result pitch, we almost got there in the end, this looks like it will turn. History and everywhere you read says that it is a result wicket. Little bit of tackiness in the morning. We will look to restrict India to a manageable total. One change, part of a rotation policy for these seven games – Woakes has bowled a huge number of overs on this tour. Jimmy is as ready as he is without match practice, he knows what he is doing with 470 odd wickets, great to have him back.”
Kohli: “We are going to bat first. Looks like a pretty decent wicket to bat on and turn later on. A typical Vizag wicket, Rajkot was a much harder surface with a even covering of grass. This one will be challenging for the batters I feel, the ball is going to do much more here. I expect the pitch to do that. Good toss to win, we will look to put decent runs on the board. Two changes – Jayant Yadav replaces Amit Mishra as they have a few left-handers and KL back for Gambhir.”
England (Playing XI): Alastair Cook(c), Haseeb Hameed, Joe Root, Ben Duckett, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow(w), Zafar Ansari, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
India (Playing XI): Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Jayant Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami
Prediction – India will win 2nd Test against England
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