According to speculations, the England cricket squad will have a holiday in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, once the second Test ends in Visakhapatnam. England now leads the series 1-0, however, they are 171 runs behind India at stumps on Day 2 of the second Test.
England prepared for the highly anticipated Test series against India with a camp in Abu Dhabi, choosing not to play a practice game in the South Asian nation before the first Test began in Hyderabad. But they proved the sceptics wrong at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, defeating India by 28 runs to open the series on a high note.
The England players will begin their holiday in Abu Dhabi following the second Test, where they will meet with their families. They will then return to India to play the final three Tests; the third Test match begins in the Saurashtra Cricket Association in Rajkot on February 15.
Jasprit Bumrah created a havoc in the first innings
Furthermore, after two days of play at the Dr Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, India is in command of the second Test, having secured a first-innings lead of 143 before openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma scored 28 runs in their second innings. Earlier on Day 2, India scored a respectable first innings total of 396, due largely to Yashasvi Jaiswal's scoring his first double-century in Test cricket.
As a result, the Indian bowlers had a strong bowling effort, allowing England to score only 253 runs in their first innings. Jasprit Bumrah was the standout of the lot, collecting six wickets for 45 runs, while Kuldeep Yadav contributed three wickets on his comeback to the Indian Test squad. Jasprit Bumrah also becomes the fastest Indian pacer to reach 150 wickets landmark.
Although India is now leading the second Test against England, they must remember how the visitors staged a remarkable comeback in the first Test to capture the victory from the jaws of defeat.