Tue. Jan 18th, 2022

… and welcome to the first day of the 2nd Test match in between India and England from Lords. Once once again, its a case of rain, rain, go away as the covers are on at the house of cricket as it stands. The early morning showers are in the process of blowing through, nevertheless, and the forecast looks appropriate so ideally a full days play will remain in order.
Both sides will be aiming to get their noses in front in this finest of 5 test series, after the first Test at Trent Bridge last week ended in a draw following a rinse on day 5.
Chris Silverwood is ringing the modifications for England, some required, some due to bad batting performances. Stuart Broad has been dismissed for the rest of the summer with a grade 3 calf tear, a body blow to the England bowling assaulting.
His strike partner for the last years and a half Jimmy Anderson is likewise a doubt for this Test, after going through a scan on his left quad the other day afternoon. The Burnley Lara had actually suffered some discomfort, with the outcomes of that scan not readily available up until this morning.
After a poor run of kind with the bat, Zak Crawley has actually been replaced in the side by Haseeb Hameed, while our Chief Cricket Correspondent Nick Holt is reporting from Lords that Dom Sibley will play. He is currently out in the internet behind the Nursery End, getting his eye back in.
Ollie Pope, who is working his way back from a hamstring injury, has been released from the England squad. He will head back to his county Surrey to continue working his way back to complete health and type. England Cricket confirmed he will bet Surrey in their Royal London Cup fixture against Derbyshire.
India will be wishing for much of the same, especially from their rate bowling attack, who kept Englands batting lineup bar Joe Root under control in Nottingham..

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