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England announce 12-member squad for second Test

England announced their 12-member squad for the second Test against India at Chennai and the visitors are having more changes in the announced squad.

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England take 1-0 lead in four-Test series. ©BCCI

England’s long outing in India has kick-started with the first Test at Chennai. England have opened their account of the tour straight away with a win in the first Test at Chennai. England had a dominant first Test at Chennai and won the first Test comfortably by 227 runs.

After the opening encounter at Chennai, both teams are gearing up for the second encounter at the same venue just after three days’ time. The pitch for the second Test is expected to be different from the one in the first Test. It is said that the pitch will offer a turn for spinners from day one itself.

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Meanwhile, the visitors announced their 12-member squad for the second encounter. The visitors have some forced changes and that resulted in changing the winning combination of the first Test. Ben Foakes will be handling the glove work as Jos Buttler left England after the first Test.

Another forced change is due to the injury to the right-arm fast bowler Jofra Archer. Chris Woakes is named in place of Jofra Archer along with Olly Stone. According to the rotation policy, James Anderson is given a rest and Stuart Broad is coming into the squad. One more change is with Moeen Ali coming into the side in place of Dom Bess.

England XII: Joe Root (c), Dom Sibley, Rory Burns, Daniel Lawrence, Ben Stokes, Ben Foakes (wk), Ollie Pope, Moeen Ali, Jack Leach, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, Olly Stone

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