England makes two big changes in the playing eleven ahead of 2nd Test match in Visakhapatnam

England make two big changes ahead of 2nd Test in Vizag which will start on 2nd February. Ben Stokes and his men will be confident after the famous win in the last match.

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James Anderson and Shoaib Bashir

The England team have already surprised the hosts in the India vs England series after a great victory in the 1st Test in Hyderabad. Ben Stokes and his men have taken an early lead against the Indians and have taken control the series going into the 2nd Test tomorrow in Vizag. This will be another challenge for both the teams where England will look to repeat the tremendous performance in the next game and India will look to come back after losing a game which was a certain victory after they had a lead of 190 after the first innings.

The England have already announced their playing eleven ahead of the 2nd Test who will be featuring in tomorrow’s match. However, we knew that they might have to make some certain changes with the injury of Jack Leach who was one of their best spinners in Test matches. Leach might have not been the most threatening bowler in the match, but was still an important player in their side due to his experience especially in the sub- continent. This is definitely a big loss for the Three lions who have already made two big replacement keeping this issue in mind.

Anderson to comeback and Bashir to get his debut

England’s two changes will be the inclusion of another uncapped spinner in Shoaib Bashir who had to miss out on the 1st Test due to a Visa issue in place of the injured Jack Leach and veteran pacer James Anderson will be replacing Mark Wood. Anderson has also played his last Test match just 7 months ago last season during the Ashes. It will be interesting to see how these two players will perform in these condition. For Bashir it will be big shoes to fill in replacing Leach and Anderson will have to prove that why he is still considered one of the finest English pacers right now.

We all know that replacing the likes of Leach had to be done due to his knee injury, but replacing the likes of Mark Wood might be slightly harsh on the 34- year- old pacer, who even in these tough conditions bowled some economic spells. It will still interesting to see what Anderson will have in store for us in this upcoming Test match after not having enough game time going into the game. Anderson is currently 41- years- old and his experience will come handy and Bashir on the other hand will look to prove himself as a worthy replacement as well.

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