England vs India 2nd Test 2021: Preview, Dream Prediction, Playing 11, Pitch Report, Top Fantasy Picks

The 1st test was set up quite nicely for an exciting climax but rain played spoilsport on day 5 and the match ended in a draw. India had gone with a heavy pace unit and their 4 pacers had given them early breakthroughs and set them up nicely at Trent Bridge.

The 2nd test will be a different proposition though with the location moving to Lord’s in London. England have added Moeen Ali to the set up and he might play owing to the fact that James Anderson could miss this match with an injury. India could continue with their successful 6-1-4 lineup from Trent Bridge or bring Ashwin into the mix.

Key Highlights:


England vs India

Match No.

2nd Test


Lord’s, London

Telecast Time

3:30 PM IST

Expected Weather Conditions

23°C, cloudy conditions, no chance of rain

Pitch Conditions

Early swing and seam, gets easy to bat day 3 onwards

Key Players

Joe Root, KL Rahul, Ollie Robinson, Jasprit Bumrah

England vs India - 2nd Test: Venue Details

The match between England vs India will be played at Lord’s in London & telecasted live at 3:30 pm IST.

  • Average 1st Innings score on this ground: 312 (In Tests)

England vs India: Pitch Report & Weather Conditions

There will be good swing and seam movement on the opening day of the test and the batsmen will have to face some uneven bounce as well. 3rd day onwards it will get easier to bat on at Lord’s. Unfortunately, the 4th and 5th days have rain in the forecast again.

Top Picks for Your Dream Fantasy Team 11:

Following should be top picks for playing fantasy cricket on England vs India match:

  • Joe Root is top dog in the batting charts after scoring 173 runs in the 1st match at an average of 86.50.
  • KL Rahul had a good return to the Indian top order, scoring 110 in the 1st match at an average of 55.
  • Ollie Robinson picked up 5 wickets in the 1st test at an economy rate of 3.43. He might keep his place in the absence of James Anderson.
  • Jasprit Bumrah was the pick of the bowlers in the 1st test with 9 wickets at an economy rate of 2.77.

Expert Opinion on England vs India match

Swing and seam is the way to go in English conditions. Jasprit Bumrah will be a very good captaincy/vice-captaincy pick for this match. So is James Anderson if he plays and among the batters you might want to look at KL Rahul as a decent fantasy captain or vice-captain.

Captain & Vice-Captain choices for your fantasy XI team

  • Captain choices: Joe Root, Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul
  • Vice-Captain choices: Rishabh Pant, Ollie Robinson, Rohit Sharma

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