IND vs ENG, 2nd Test: India make three changes in Vizag, bring in Kuldeep Yadav and Mukesh Kumar

IND vs ENG, 2nd Test: India make three changes in Vizag, bring in Kuldeep Yadav and Mukesh Kumar

For the second Test match in Vizag, India made three changes to their starting lineup. On Friday, February 2, India’s captain Rohit Sharma made the announcement during the toss, which ended in India’s favour. In the second Test, India chose to bat first on a track that appeared to be ideal for batting. India decided to add Kuldeep Yadav and Mukesh Kumar to the playing XI instead of Mohammed Siraj.

Minutes before the toss, the Board for Control of Cricket in India declared that Rajat Patidar would be making his Test debut and replacing KL Rahul in the starting XI. India decided against replacing Ravindra Jadeja with a like-for-like player in order to bolster their batting lineup.

We will quickly move on from the events in Hyderabad, while also drawing some positives from them. We can take care of that as a group. Sharma continued, “We’ll look to carry out the plans we’ve discussed regarding the things we need to do.”

In his remarks regarding the Hyderabad defeat, Sharma claimed that their lack of effort in the second innings was what got them into trouble. Ollie Pope had a fantastic innings, according to Sharma, who also expressed optimism that the team would learn from its mistakes in Vizag.

Over the course of five days of gameplay, you will need to excel in a variety of areas. We did not bat with the same intent in the second innings as we did in the first. In the first innings, we bowled fairly well, but Ollie had a terrific knock in the second. We are aware of the reasons behind our mistakes. Sharma said, Hopefully, we can come and fix those mistakes.

India’s Starting XI

Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Rajat Patidar, KS Bharat, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma (c).

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