India started their Test series against England in an unfortunate way as they lost the match in a close margin of 31 runs. This defeat was their closest one in overseas tours in recent years. Now everyone is eyeing the second Test, scheduled to begin on 9th August In Lords Cricket Ground, the Mecca of cricket.
There were so much talks about the Indian team after the loss in the first Test. All the Indian batsmen except the skipper are under pressure because of their poor performance in the first Test. And another important thing is the pitch for the match. As there was no rain in London for the last two months, the condition is expected to be more drier which will be an added advantage for the visiting team.
The former Indian skipper and left handed batsman Sourav Ganguly has came up with a favorable statement for India. When asked about the pitch for the match he said “The weather has improved in London. The playing conditions are perfect for cricket. India has the best chance to bounce back in the series at Lord’s.”
He also added something in favor of the Indian spinners and also paid positive notion of taking two spinners in the match. “The wicket will be favorable for Indian spinners in the later days of the match. The forecast suggests rainfall, so the ball will definitely swing here. The Lord’s Test will be a carnival for five days,” he further said.
As like everyone, Sourav also feels the same thing that the prime form of the Indian skipper Virat Kohli will be a huge factor for the Indian team ahead of the second Test. He backed that his form will continue in the second Test also. “If you see his career graph, you’ll notice that when he hits a century he continues to score hundreds in consecutive matches,” Ganguly added.