IND vs ENG 2nd Test: Batsmen like Visakhapatnam stadium, toss will be important for both captains

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IND vs ENG 2nd Test: Batsmen like Visakhapatnam stadium, toss will be important for both captains

IND vs ENG 2nd Test: The second match of the Test series between India and England will be played from Friday at the YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam. The Indian team, which lost the first test of the series by 28 runs, will try to make a comeback in the series by winning this match. Also, the England team would like to double its lead. The Indian team has won all the test matches played so far on the grounds of Visakhapatnam. In such a situation, Rohit Sharma and Company will try to maintain the winning streak. Batsmen like this ground very much.

Batsmen friendly pitch
The pitch at the Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy Stadium is favorable for batting, but like most wickets in the country, it starts favoring fast bowlers and spinners as the match progresses. There are black soil pitches here, which will not give the bowlers as much bounce as Hyderabad. A spinning track will be prepared here for the second test between India and England. After the defeat in the first test, the host Indian team will need to be careful. India played the last Test on this ground against South Africa in October 2019 and won by 203 runs. This match was played for 5 days. Mohammed Shami (5 wickets for 35 runs) and Ravindra Jadeja (4 wickets for 87 runs) bowled brilliantly in this match. In Visakhapatnam, both the teams would like to make a big score by winning the toss and batting first.

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Visakhapatnam weather
There is a slight chance of rain in Visakhapatnam between 2nd to 6th February. The weather will be clear most of the day. According to the weather forecast, the maximum temperature for these five days will be 32-34 degrees Celsius. In such a situation, players may have to play in the heat. There is a possibility of light rain on the third day of the match. However, there is no possibility of storm during this period.

Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy Stadium Test Statistics

  • Match: 2
  • India won: 2
  • Visiting team won: 0
  • Match drawn: 0
  • Matches won while batting first: 2
  • Matches won while batting second: 0
  • Highest team total: 502/7 (India vs South Africa, 2019)
  • Lowest team total: 158 (England vs India, 2016)
  • Average score of first innings: 478 runs
  • Average score of second innings: 343 runs
  • Average score of third innings: 263 runs
  • Average score of fourth innings: 174 runs
  • Highest individual score: Mayank Agarwal (India) – 215 vs South Africa
  • Best bowling (innings): R Ashwin (India) – 7 for 145 vs South Africa
  • Best bowling (match): R Ashwin (India) – 8 for 119 against England in 2016
  • Most runs: Rohit Sharma (India) – 303 runs
  • Total fifties: 9
  • Total centuries: 7
  • Most centuries: Rohit Sharma (2)
  • Double centuries: Mayank Agarwal (1)
  • Total sixes: 43 sixes
  • Most sixes: Rohit Sharma (13)
  • Total fours: 286 fours
  • Most fours: Virat Kohli (33) and Rohit Sharma (33)
  • Most wickets: R Ashwin (16)

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