From Virat Kohli’s leadership to Ravi Shastri’s coaching and India’s team selection, there are several questions raised which surrounds the Virat Kohli led Indian cricket team after the humiliating loss at Edgbaston and Lord's.
Virat Kohli led Indian Cricket Team is wearing black armbands as a mark of respect to former India captain Shri Ajit Wadekar and former India Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away recently.
England's pacer Chris Woakes finally breaks the Indian opening partnership. Woakes gets an edge from Shikhar Dhawan and ball travelled to the second slip in the safe hands of Jos Buttler. Dhawan scored 35 runs.
Indian stylish batsman KL Rahul has been trapped by Chris Woakes and the umpires has raised his fingers. Indin team lose both the openers.
The Indian Cricket Team is wearing black armbands as a mark of respect to former India captain Shri Ajit Wadekar and former India Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away recently. pic.twitter.com/vXMEFyODuy— BCCI (@BCCI) August 18, 2018
Rishabh Pant becomes the 291st player to represent TeamIndia in Test cricket. Rishabh Pant replaced an injured Dinesh Karthik in the playing XI for the Test match.
Indian batting department has struggled and all three openers used so far - Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay and KL Rahul were not impactful against the swing of the England pacers.
From the England side all the eyes will be on Ben Stokes, who has been included in the squad in place of Sam Curran, after he was cleared of affray charges.
After losing the two Tests match against England have given birth to a plethora of questions which revolve around the Indian batting department.Virat Kohli's visitors suffered a humiliating innings and 159 runs at Lord's as England took a 2-0 lead.
England Playing XI:
Keaton Jennings, Alastair Cook, Joe Root (c), Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.
India's Playing XI:
Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah