The second ODI between India and England at Lord’s on Thursday will be the best opportunity for the Rohit Sharma-led visitors to seal the series. India won the first ODI of three matches by 10 wickets. Many former stars of the Indian cricket team are also included to watch this match. MS Dhoni, Sourav Ganguly, Sachin TendulkarHarbhajan Singh, Suresh Raina were present at Lord’s. “7+3 = a complete 10” tweeted Chennai Super Kings along with a picture of Dhoni and Raina together.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) 14 July 2022
Other former stars like Ganguly and Sachin were also seen watching the match together.
– Suresh Raina ???????? (@ImRaina) 14 July 2022
Two of the best pairings in Indian cricket at Lord’s today. pic.twitter.com/SgyYer4IqJ
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) 14 July 2022
Earlier, Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to field against England in the second ODI of the three-match series at the Lord’s Stadium on Thursday. India’s star batsman Virat Kohli He has been included in the playing XI after being ruled out of the first ODI due to a groin injury.
Addressing the toss, Rohit said, “We are going to bowl first. Definitely less grass but it looks like there is some moisture in the pitch. Virat Kohli’s return. Shreyas Iyer. He (Bumrah) is a decent bowler, irrespective of the format. Gives us a different dimension and can bowl at any stage of the game.”
“It’s always good to have a bowler like him in the squad. I thought it was quite challenging (keeping wickets) as in England, the ball moves even after it goes past the stumps. He was very important for us. It (Lord’s) is one of the best stadiums in the world, so the boys are keen to play well here. The sun is out, very perfect conditions,” he added.
England captain on the other hand Jose Butler “We would have bowled first as well. A 50-50 decision to be honest. Looks like a bit of a damp squib and could be tough early on, if we can avoid that we should be fine. The same,” he said. team. I think we have to move on and just treat it (the loss) as one of those off days. We always think batting is our real strength and one game isn’t going to change that. Special time this (world Cup win), whenever you’re playing at Lord’s, it’s a great feeling.”
With ANI input
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