England Playing 11 vs India, 2nd Test, 2024


England will aim to extend their lead when they clash with India in the 2nd Test. IND vs ENG 2nd Test encounter commences on Friday, February 2. Both teams will move to Visakhapatnam for the next clash. Ben Stokes and Boys lead the five-match series 1-0.

The visitors showed stunning form in the opening game by crushing the hosts India by 28 runs. In the next encounter, they might stick to the same playing 11. Below we discuss England’s possible playing 11 vs India for IND vs ENG 2nd Test.

England Playing 11 vs India, 2nd Test, 2024

Zak Crawley

Zak Crawley
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Zak Crawley might open the innings for England in the 2nd Test too. The right-handed batter scored 20 and 31 in the previous match. Crawley started well in both innings but failed to bat deep. He will aim to provide a wonderful start to the team in the next encounter.

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Ben Duckett

Ben Duckett, Ashes 2023, England Team
Ben Duckett (Credits: Twitter)

Ben Duckett scored 35 runs in the 1st innings of the previous Test. Later, he slammed a superb 47 runs in the 2nd innings. After his brilliant show with the bat in the last match, Ben Duckett will be the other opener for England in the 2nd Test too.

Ollie Pope

Ollie Pope
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Ollie Pope was the star of the previous IND vs ENG Test. The right-handed batsman shattered 196 runs in the 2nd innings to propel England to victory. He also broke many records with his stunning knock and will aim for a similar show in the next match. The right-hander will grab the one-down position while batting.

Joe Root

Joe Root
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Although Joe Root failed to come up with a good batting show in the previous Test, he rocked the field while bowling. Root hunted a 4-wicket haul in the 1st innings to help England bowl out India. The right-arm batter will look to showcase a better batting show in the next match and will be a crucial addition to the spin department.

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Jonny Bairstow

Jonny Bairstow, MCC
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Jonny Bairstow hit 37 and 10 across both innings in the last Test match. Bairstow might be added to the middle order for the next Test too. He is a hard-hitting batter and also has a lot of experience in India. The right-handed batter will aim for a big knock in the 2nd Test.

Ben Stokes (C)

Ben Stokes
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Ben Stokes is the captain of England in IND vs ENG Test series and will lead the team in the next match. The left-handed batter shattered a key knock of 70 runs in the last match. Stokes has shown superb work in leading the team to victory in the opening game under his captaincy. He will take a place in the middle while batting.

Ben Foakes (WK)

Ben Foakes
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Ben Foakes might be the wicketkeeper for England in the 2nd Test. The right-handed batsman slammed 34 runs in one innings in the last match but got out for 4 in the other. He did a decent job as a keeper. Foakes might keep the stumps in the next game too and take a spot in the middle.

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Rehan Ahmed

Rehan Ahmed
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Rehan Ahmed will be a spin all-rounder for England in the next Test too. The right-arm spinner hunted 2 wickets in the last match. He scored 13 and 28 across both innings. The leg spinner might be retained in the playing 11 in the next match too and look for a better show with both bat and ball.

Tom Hartley

Tom Hartley
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Tom Hartley made an impeccable debut in the previous Test. The left-arm spinner stole 7 wickets in the 2nd innings to help the team bundle out India. After his stunning bowling show, Hartley will lead the spin attack in the next match too.

Shoaib Bashir

Shoaib Bashir
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Shoaib Bashir might be inducted into the playing 11 in the next Test as Jack Leach faced an injury in the last match. He is doubtful for the next Test match. Shoaib Bashir is an uncapped player and might make his debut. England banked upon debutants in the last match and might give chance to Bashir in the 2nd Test.

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Ollie Robinson

Ollie Robinson
Ollie Robinson (Credits: Twitter)

Mark Wood failed to get any wickets in the last match. Hence, the England team might add Ollie Robinson to the playing 11 in the next match. Robinson accounts for 76 wickets across 19 Tests for England. He has shown a wonderful form at home against India in the past.

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