Wednesday, 16 November 2016

England have difficult decision before 2nd Test at Viskapatnam spinning track



Officially England will name their side for the 2nd Test between India and England on the morning of 17th November the 1st day of the match. It had seemed like it was going to be the same team. Trevor Bayliss had even strongly hinted it was. 

BUT, It is being reported today that Chris Woakes has a recurring knee injury that has unfortunately flared up. So it's not hard to work out that Jimmy Anderson might then get his wish to play. 

Jimmy has been bowling well in the nets but of course we all know he has not had any 1st class cricket at all, so to come back straight into a long test match is risky. But it seems Anderson is raring to go. So one big decision to be made today and overnight by the management. 

The wicket in Visakapatnam at the ACA-VDCA Stadium is expected to turn from Day 2. So clearly England will play with 3 spinners, they wouldn't go to 4 would they? They do have the option of Batty of course. Decisions Decisions.


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