The first test between India and England turned out to be an exciting test match. India did well despite being the betting underdogs and had a great chance to win the first test as they were in a commanding position on the 5th day.
However, the rain showed up and canceled the fifth day’s play which resulted in the first test ending in a draw. The second test is set to start on August 12 and will take place at Lords.
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England vs India 2nd Test – Cricket Betting Odds
England went into the first test as huge betting favorites considering they were playing at home. However after an average performance in the first test, Bet365 current has both teams with even odds going into the second test. England and India have odds of 2.37 going into this test but expect those odds to change as we get closer to match day.
The first test ended in a draw and the odds of the second test ending in a draw are currently at 4.50. Our experts predicted that there was a good chance for the first test to end in a draw due to the poor weather predicted during the first test. The weather in London for the second test appears to be a bit cloudy but there are no serious concerns of rain impacting the second test.
We expect the second test to produce a result and hence don’t think you should put your money on a draw.
England vs India 2nd Test – Cricket Match Prediction
Our betting experts predicted that India will have to make two changes if they were going to win the first test. We said they needed to get KL Rahul into the squad and have R Jadeja play in place of R Ashwin. The selectors made both these changes and both KL Rahul and R Jadeja delivered which is one of the main reasons why India was in a commanding position to win the first test.
We think India should go in with the same playing XI for the second test unless someone gets injured. The team looks in good batting and bowling form with a few exceptions. Captain Virat Kohli got out for zero against James Anderson and vice-captain A Rahane was run-out. These two players are going to be very important for India at Lord’s.
If England can get rid of Kohli and Rahane early in both innings, they will significantly increase their chances of winning. J Bumrah bowled very well in the first test and took 9 wickets and got good support from the rest of the squad. The bowlers will once again need to hunt in pairs at Lord’s.
England played rather poorly with the bat in both innings but their overall score looked respectable because their captain Joe Root played brilliantly scoring 64 and 109. England will need more runs from senior players like Jonny Bairstow and Jos Butler.
James Anderson and Ollie Robinson looked good for England but Stuart Broad did not make much of an impact. England will need the Broad and Sam Curran to pick up some wickets to relieve the pressure from Anderson and Robinson.
England vs India 2nd Test – Final Verdict
We expect the second test to be a very competitive game. If Kohli and Rahane can get big runs, India should win. We are going to back India to win the second test.
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