England players are having the time of their lives as they are successfully avenging themselves for their 2016 India Tour.
Kohli and his men had given a tour for England to forget a year and a half ago. And now, the Three Lions are returning the favour.
After missing out on the first Test closely, India lost their second one in a humiliating way at the iconic Lord’s Stadium. England (396/7d) defeated India (107 & 130) by an innings and 159 runs.
Many are questioning captain Virat Kohli’s decision to drop Shikhar Dhawan and Umesh Yadav from the squad. In a pace friendly pitch, dropping Umesh Yadav for Kuldeep was a grave mistake. On the other hand, KL Rahul, Murali Vijay and Dinesh Karthik’s consistent failure led to further problems for India.
About England, they cruised past the opponents with utmost ease. Courtesy; Their combined effort!
Chris Woakes scored a splendid ton despite batting at No.7. Whereas, Jamie Anderson’s 9-wicket haul thrashed the visitors. It is ironical that bowler, Ravi Ashwin is the top scorer (29 & 33*) for India in both the innings.
Some changes must take place in the Indian hut while they gear up for the Trent Bridge Test which is set to begin from 18th of August.
It is highly likely for Rishabh Pant to mark his debut following Dinesh Karthik’s poor performances. Also, Dhawan might get his place back in the top-order. A brilliant and fighting captain like Virat Kohli is sure not to give up and earn the pride back for his team.
Let’s keep our eyes and ears open for the
Indian team Rank 1 Test team who would look to reply to England in the coming matches.