The English rescued the rain at Trent Bridge and the first match of the five-match Test series ended in a draw. The second game of the series will now take place on August 12 at Lord’s Historic Grounds. Team India have won just 2 wins against the English team at Lord’s and beat England in 2018. However, this time the situation is different and the England team, led by Joe Root, have suffered from injuries to their fast bowlers. Stuart Broad has been ruled out of the entire series due to his injury, but James Anderson’s suspense remains in the game. In such a situation, Virat Kohli definitely wants to take advantage of the British weak side and give Team India a third win at Lord’s.
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Even before the Test series for England begins, bad news is constantly coming out. The departure of Joffra Archer and Chris Vox from the series after Ben Stokes retired from cricket was a big blow to Root. Now that a Test match of the series has been played, Brad has also been ruled out due to a calf injury. At the same time, the big question before the English team is whether James Anderson will land at the Lord’s ground, known as the paradise for fast bowlers. Anderson did not participate in Wednesday’s training and remains in suspense as to whether he will fit into the match. If Anderson does not take the field in the absence of Brad at Lord’s, England’s pace attack will be very weak and inexperienced, which will benefit captain Kohli and Team India.
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England have added Saquib Mahmood as cover to replace Stuart Broad and it is believed they can play their first Test match at Lord’s. In the past, Shakeeb Mahmood has taken 9 wickets in a three-match series against Pakistan. He joined the team on Wednesday. In a Test match at Lord’s in 2018, Team India suffered an innings and 159-run defeat at the hands of England.