After a washout in the 1st Test match at Nottingham, India will be pumped up to face these mighty English team at the Lord's ground in the 2nd Test match. Sadly, both teams have earned only 2 points from the 1st Test match and in order to keep themselves in the hunt for WTC 2023 Finals, they would be desperate to win the Lord's game.
England have suffered a major blow as Stuart Broad has been ruled out of the series. The availability of James Anderson for the 2nd Test is also in doubt. But England can take morale support from their previous meeting in 2018 where they defeated India comprehensively by an innings margin. For team India, Ishant Sharma could replace the pace bowler Shardul Thakur from Playing XI.
Numbers and stats before Eng vs Ind 2nd Test match :
2000 - Joe Root needs 38 more runs to become 7th Player to smash 2000 runs against India in Test Cricket.
100 - Jasprit Bumrah needs 8 more wickets to pick 100 wickets in Test Cricket.
8000 - Ajinkya Rahane needs 11 more runs to score 8000 runs in international cricket.
9000 - Joe Root needs 113 more runs to become only the 2nd English batsman after Alastair Cook to smash 9000 runs in Test Cricket.
300 - Moeen Ali needs 3 more wickets to pick 300 wickets for England in International Cricket.
16.25 - Virat Kohli averages just 16.25 with the bat in Test Cricket at Lords, which is least for him at a venue.
16000 - Joe Root needs 111 more runs to smash 16000 runs in international cricket.
2 - Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammad Shami just need 2 more wickets to pick 450 and 350 wickets in international cricket, respectively.
7/74 - Ishant Sharma has the best bowling figure of 7/74 for an Asian bowler in England at Lord's.
66.66 - Team England have a win % of 66.66 against India at Lords, which is most for them against an opponent (Min 10 Tests played).
Best win % for England in Lords, Venue against an opposition team :
vs Ind - 66.66%
vs WI - 47.61%
vs NZ - 44.44%
16 - Virat Kohli will be playing his 16th match as captain against England in Test Cricket
Most Test matches as captain in Eng-Ind matches
Virat Kohli - 16 (Will be playing his 16th match as captain in 2nd Test vs Eng in Lords)
MS Dhoni - 15
Alastair Cook - 14
Sunil Gavaskar - 14