IND vs ENG: In the five-day Test series between India and England, hosted by India, both teams are playing with strong squads. During the first match at the Hyderabad stadium, England, with the help of its spinners, won over India by 28 runs and is currently leading 1-0.

The second test match Dr. Y.S. The match will be played at Rajasekhara Reddy Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam, and England will continue their bowling attack with spin bowlers as per their tradition. Before that, England had a big loss, and experienced bowler Jack Leach would not be able to play the second test against India due to injury.

Leach suffered a knee injury while fielding on the first day of England’s thrilling victory over India in the opening Test in Hyderabad.

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“He’s ruled out of the second Test,” Stokes said of Leach. "Unfortunately, the knock he took resulted in a haematoma in his leg. It's a big shame for us, a big shame for Jack, obviously after a long time out of the game with his back.

"To sustain that injury, first game back, obviously it's frustrating. But it's something we're assessing every day. The medical team have taken over that, and hopefully, it's not something that's too serious and keeps him out for longer in the series."

Uncapped spinner Shoaib Bashir is all set to make his debut in the Visakhapatnam Test after Leach became unfit, as England prioritized a three-pronged spin attack. Jack is not in the eleventh due to a knee injury.

The right-arm off-break The Somerset bowler has six first-class games to his name. In red-ball cricket, he has 10 wickets at an average of 67.

Experienced fast bowler James Anderson has also returned in place of Mark Wood. The 41-year-old fast bowler last performed against Australia at The Oval in July 2023.

England won against India in adverse conditions in the first Test in Hyderabad. After gaining a lead of 190 runs, the team fought back with a brilliant 196 from Ollie Pope. Tom Hartley’s 7/62 in the second inning saw them win the game by 28 runs.

India vs England Schedule for Rest of Test Matches

DateTest MatchLocation
February 2-62nd TestVizag
February 15-193rd TestRajkot
February 23-274th TestRanchi
March 7-115th TestDharamsala

IND vs ENG: England Updated Playing XI for the second Test: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes, Rehan Ahmed, Tom Hartley, Shoaib Bashir, and James Anderson

MRF Tyres Latest ICC World Test Championship standings for 2023–25

3South Africa50.00121100
4New Zealand50.00121100
7West Indies16.6740110
9Sri Lanka0.0000200

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