England has announced the 12-man squad for the second Test match against India. The visitors have decided to rest their veteran fast bowler James Anderson. England’s head coach Chris Silverwood had earlier hinted that Anderson could be rested for the second Test match.
However, it was expected that Anderson might play as Jofra Archer was ruled out of the second Test after an elbow injury. Anderson had bowled a fiery spell of reverse swing in the second innings and had returned with impressive figures of 3-17. Stuart Broad is expected to
England’s pack leader in the absence of James Anderson.
Apart from Broad, England have named Olly Stone and all-rounder Chris Woakes in their 12-man squad. The tourists have also decided to rest Dom Bess, who had scalped five wickets in the first Test match against the hosts.
Moeen Ali, who has all the experience under his belt, has been named in the 12-man squad. Jos Buttler will return back to England as part of the rotation policy of the ECB and Ben Foakes will take the wicket-keeping gloves as he will play after a long gap of two years.
Here’s England’s 12 for the second Test: Joe Root, Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Daniel Lawrence, Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Moeen Ali, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes, Ben Foakes, and Olly Stone.
England had taken a 1-0 lead in the four-match series after they won by a massive margin of 227 runs. Joe Root was the star of the first game as he had scored a majestic knock of 218 runs. Thus, the English captain was awarded the Player of the match.
England will look to make the most of the momentum and keep up the good work against the hosts. The visitors were able to come up with a brilliant performance in the first Test match against the hosts.
The second Test match will be played at the same venue of Chepauk Stadium from February 13.