New Delhi [India], February 13 (ANI): Former India cricketers VVS Laxman and Wasim Jaffer on Saturday welcomed the return of spectators to the stadium because the second Take a look at between India and England is being performed with 50 per cent spectators on the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
That is the primary time in over a 12 months the place followers in India have been allowed in a world match with restricted capability.
India will look to bounce again in entrance of the house crowd after trailing by 0-1 within the four-match collection.
India skipper Virat Kohli gained the toss and elected to bat first.
“Glad Followers are again within the stadium for the 2nd #IndvEng take a look at in Chennai. They’re the most important stakeholders and an integral a part of our sport and I count on them to make a large distinction. Good toss to win for India and hope they make it depend by scoring large within the 1st innings,” Laxman tweeted.
Taking to Twitter Jaffer wrote, “Very blissful to see followers again on the Chepauk. The followers are the heartbeat of our sport. Indian cricket would not be as large as it’s at the moment if not for the fixed help of passionate followers. #INDvsENG.”
India made three adjustments to their taking part in XI. Kohli handed a debut Take a look at cap to all-rounder Axar Patel, who missed the collection opener due to ache in his left knee.
Other than Patel, Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Siraj are available in for hosts rather than Shahbaz Nadeem and Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah has been rested for the Take a look at to handle his workload.
Then again, guests made 4 adjustments to their taking part in XI. Pacer Jofra Archer was dominated out for the second Take a look at on Thursday and Jos Buttler has been rested for the final three Checks. Dom Bess and James Anderson may even miss the second Take a look at.
Ben Foakes, Stuart Broad, Olly Stone and Moeen Ali are taking part in within the second Take a look at.
India taking part in XI: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj.
England taking part in XI: Dom Sibley, Rory Burns, Dan Lawrence, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes, Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, Olly Stone. (ANI)
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