Shardul Thakur is out of 2nd Test, many expected Ravichandran Ashwin to be part of the squad but at the time of toss, Virat Kohli said Ishant Sharma has been added to replace Thakur.
Interestingly, in 2018 at Lord’s R Ashwin , was the highest scorer with 29 & 33 runs in the two innings respectively. India had scored 107 in the 1st Innings while in the 2nd Innings, they scored 130.
Soon after, netizens started questioning the selection . According to Vaughan, he said India did not pick the right team. He tweeted, “Feels like England have picked the right team & India haven’t … Ashwin should have played for India to give them more Batting plus his quality bowling … He bowls well in all conditions … Perfect bowling day … Feels like a wickets day … #ENGvIND”.
As for the clash, England won the toss and opted to field first. England has made three changes as Hameed came in for Crawley, Wood for Broad, and Ali for Lawrence.
As for now, the covers are again back as the rain started pouring in as soon as the players reached the field.