Published: Thu, August 09, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Arjun Tendulkar bowls to Virat Kohli

Arjun Tendulkar bowls to Virat Kohli

If the leaked image turns out to be true, this will be the first time under Virat Kohli that India will be having the same playing XI in successive Tests.

Preview: England will be without Ben Stokes while India could make changes too for the second Test at Lord's on Thursday.

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Neither side made 300 in the match, England posting 287 before India replied with 274 in the first innings. Atherton denied tampering, claiming that he had dirt in his pocket which he used to dry his hands.

'But it's about backing it up now, looking for consistency in back-to-back games, and this is an opportunity to do that'. While this was happening, the selectors told Mike Gatting that he was England's new captain. "He and AB de Villiers have got the best techniques, and AB de Villiers is not playing Test cricket so that makes him (Kohli) the stand-out player", Waugh added.

20-year-old Ollie Pope has the highest average in the 2018 County Championship of anyone to record more than two innings (85.5 across 10 knocks); he replaces Dawid Malan who has only managed an average of 19.9 over the 11 Test innings he recorded in 2018.

India: Virat Kohli (c), Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav. Stokes, who picked up four wickets during India's second innings, is trying to clear his name in court after being charged with affray following a brawl in September 2017, while Malan has been dropped due to poor performance.

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Rainy morning in London!

However, Lord's has been a good hunting ground for India.

Kohli also hinted that he is contemplating playing two spinners in his pre-match press conference and if that is the case, it would be interesting to see Jadeja plays or will Kuldeep get a go on current form.

A couple of days before the second Test, there was a healthy amount of grass on the pitch at Lord's. It is expected that the groundsmen will shave a few bits off before the first ball. This has also prompted a rethink in the Indian camp as to what bowling strategy they would want to go in with.

Will India reinforce their batting order by adding an extra batsman for the Lord's Test.

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