England v India 2nd Test Preview

By Zaheer Haque
The Second Test of this Series starts on Friday 29th July at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
England goes into this Test Match in very confident mood after their wonderful win at Lords.
England has an injury worry with Chris Tremlett who may miss out and if so more than likely Tim Bresnan will replace him in the starting eleven.
The other concern is the form of England Captain Andrew Strauss who needs a substantial score in this Test Match but due to his leadership his place isn’t under threat.
England also needs to improve their slip catching as they dropped few easy chances at Lords which was very uncharacteristic of them.
India has major problems in their bowling line-up with spearhead of their attack Zaheer khan ruled out of the whole Test Match. Also collectively they struggled in large parts of the Test Match and with Harbajan Singh having a very poor test match is also a major concern. I think India will make the one change and replace Zaheer khan with Munaf Patel.
Their batting line-up wasn’t in great form either and I think collectively they will struggle in this Test Match as they did at Lords.
I believe that it will be very difficult for this Test Match to live up to the intrigue and excitement that took place at Lords. England needs to maintain their intensity and energy and I can see them winning this match easily and go 2-0 up in the four match series.


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