Second India-England Test preview - Cricket World TV
Chetan Narula previews us the second Test match between India and England scheduled to be played in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.
In the first Test in Rajkot, we saw England putting considerable pressure on India with their massive first innings total of 537 with Ben Stokes, Joe Root and Moeen Ali scoring centuries.
Even though Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay aided India in their fightback and brought down the first innings trail to just 49 runs, Alastair Cook's century in the second innings left India close to 53 overs to negate in the final two sessions and they lost six wickets following which Virat Kohli held his nerve to secure a draw for this team.
Chetan feels England will have the psychological advantage heading into the second game considering the fact their spinners outplayed their counterparts in conditions unfamiliar to them.
So what will the pitch be in Visakhapatnam? Will it be completely spin friendly as it is known for or will it be another 'neutral' wicket with some grass on it like the Rajkot one?
The team combinations are going to be another interesting aspect to look at. With Amit Mishra failing to create an impact in the previous game, will India consider going with four bowlers or may be replace the leg-spinner with Jayant Yadav?
How fit is James Anderson having last played a Test in August and will Chris Woakes' injury trouble England? Get the latest updates on the game from Chetan.
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