India vs England Pitch Report And Weather Forecast, 2nd ODI, India Tour Of England 2022
England and India face off in the second game of the three-match ODI series on Thursday, July 14. The match will be played at the iconic Lord’s in London. Building on the momentum from the win in the T20I series, India trashed England in the opening ODI at the Kennington Oval on 12th July.
India won the opening game of the 3-match ODI series comfortably by 10 wickets and the match ended in less than 50 overs combined across the 2 innings. India is on a roll and will look to win this match and the ODI series so that they can experiment in the third ODI match.
England had lost the T20I series and is now on the brink of losing the ODI series too. They need to win this 2nd ODI match to keep the series alive and take the ODIs into the decider.
England batters were steamrolled for 110 runs with as many as 4 of their top-5 batters registering ducks. The likes of Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, and Jason Roy were dismissed without scoring in the match.
Skipperwas the top scorer with 30 runs while tailenders David Willey (21 runs) and Brydon Carse (15 runs) put on a face-saving 35-run partnership for the 10th wicket to take the England team past the 100-run mark.
England bowlers did not have a big score to effectively trouble the opposition. Reece Topley and David Willey trouble the batters in the powerplay with the new ball but did not get any wickets to their name. Craig Overton and Brydon Carse were taken for a lot of runs in the match.
Indian openers Rohit Sharma (76* runs) and Shikhar Dhawan (31* runs) made it easy in the chase of 111 runs with their skipper playing some aggressive pulls and hooks for fun. Virat Kohli, who got injured before the 1st ODI might return to playing XI if he is fit to play in place of Shreyas Iyer.
It is to be noted that Suryakumar Yadav scored a scintillating century in the last T20I in a losing cause, so he should be retained. Jasprit Bumrah ran through the England team with superb figures of 7.3-3-19-6 in the match.and Mohammed Shami (3 wickets) were almost unplayable in the powerplay and never allowed any England batter to settle down.
Virat Kohli is going through a terrible form and is also facing an injury crisis. Virat Kohli missed the 1st ODI with a groin injury and is all set to sit out of the 2nd ODI as well. As per reports, his condition hasn’t improved, and he won’t be available for the 2nd match at Lord’s.
Chasing 111, Rohit Sharma (76*) and Shikhar Dhawan (31*) put on their 18th-century partnership to take India home in the 19th over. This is after Jasprit Bumrah (6-19) and Mohammed Shami (3-31) helped India bundle out England for 110 at the Oval. It was England’s lowest total against India in ODIs.
India vs England Weather Forecast And Pitch Report, 2nd ODI, India Tour Of England 2022
Both the batters and the bowlers will have an advantage at this venue. The average first innings total at the Lord’s is 242. Teams batting first have won 31 games while teams batting second have won 33. So fans can expect a fairly even contest between the bat and the ball.
There is no chance of rain during the course of the game. Temperatures are expected to hover around 14 to 25 degrees Celsius during match day (14th July, Thursday) with a bit of cloud cover. Humidity will be between 42-53% and wind will be from NNW at 19 km/hr according to weather.com.
London has cool and breezy weather with slightly overcast conditions and bowlers will enjoy bowling if the clouds build up ahead of the match. Both captains will opt to bowl first if they find overcast conditions like the first match and chasing is the best option as bowlers will get extra movement with the early moisture on the track.