reign has been the chief antagonist in india’s first year to glory this year it broke their rhythm in the wtc final and in the series opener when they looked good enough to take the lead it helped england run away with the draw while the weather is always unpredictable in the uk let’s just hope that the lord’s the home of cricket is more welcoming towards cricket this weekend hey guys you’re watching rcb 12th man tv it’s time for test match number two the action moves from nottingham to london and what can we expect as far as the teams are concerned england are likely to feel moen ali in the second test root spoke highly about him in the pre-match presser moen who is the only spinner to have dismissed virat kohli on a duck in test matches has gotten the better of the indian skipper on nine occasions in international cricket will he continue to be a headache for the batting maestro time will tell the host will also mess the services of stuart broad on the other hand india are not likely to fiddle much except for shardal takur who unfortunately has to miss out because of a hamstring injury there have been suggestions of playing ashwin in the test too but will that happen at the cost of ravinder jadeja we will wait to see racers have enjoyed success at lodge traditionally that will play on the mind of the skipper before making the call battles to watch out for we’ll start once again with virat kohli versus james anderson anderson has taken the lead in this contest and that is what brings us back to this contest once again virat knows he has a job to do but there is anderson in front of him a bowler who refuses to age but when has the indian skipper backed away from a challenge who will be the lord of lords watch out for this one number two just feed boomerang versus joe root root has finally managed to score a ton at home in fact his innings got england out of a precarious situation before bumra dismissed him but trust drew to come out even better prepared now that he has tasted success early on in the tournament boombra is no different he started the series with nine wickets in the game and that’ll give him plenty of confidence this mini battle between two confident stalwarts will be a mouth-watering one and finally kl rahul vs ollie robinson with broad missing the test a lot will depend on robinson who bagged a pfeiffer in the first test el rahul has looked imperious so far filling in for the regular opener kl has stamped his authority shown his class and he’s given india a start that they needed in england robinson would have to bring his best if he has to stop kale rahul from repeating his nottingham performance this is another one to watch out for and in our rcb watch segment skipper virat kohli was not amongst the runs and the rcb skipper will want to come back strong moment siraj’s got a game and impressed with his performance india likely to continue with him so once again all eyes will be on mia to deliver the goods these are heavenly conditions for a bowler like him and trust him to grab the opportunities with both hands watch out for mom and siraj and the skipper virat kohli it doesn’t happen often that england are forced to be on the back foot by an asian team in these conditions but india are different they are the side to beat and they have turned the tables this time around it’s england who are looking for answers to some serious questions will they have the answers get ready for a mega contest at the home of cricket

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