England announces playing XI for second Test vs India

England are 1-0 up in the five-match Test series against India and would want to double their lead when they take on Rohit Sharma’s men in the second Test at the DR. Y.S. Rajashekar Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam, starting on Friday, February 2.

The visitors have named their playing XI on Thursday, February 1, making a couple of changes to their side that won the first Test by 28 runs in Hyderabad. Jack Leach, who suffered a knee injury and was subsequently ruled out of the second Test, has been replaced by young off-spinner Shoaib Bashir. England played with only one frontline pacer, Mark Wood, in the first Test. He has been given a breather and the experienced James Anderson has been picked in the XI.

England’s Playing XI for second Test

Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (C), Ben Foakes (WK), Rehan Ahmed, Tom Hartley, Shoaib Bashir, James Anderson