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The inclusion of Axar in India playing 11 might pave the way for Kuldeep’s return in the line-up. Photo: Sportzpics for BCCI

In a bid to square off the four-match Test series, Indian cricket team could make at least one change in its playing 11 for second test, starting February 13, against England at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. England, on the other hand, has announced its 12-member squad for the second Test on the eve of the second Test. The visitors have made four changes in their playing 11 from previous match. has returned home after the first Test while was ruled out due to elbow injury. 

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England 12-man squad for 2nd Test: Dom Sibley, Rory Burns, Dan Lawrence, (c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes, Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes, Jack Leach, Olly Stone.


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playing 11 predictions
 
Axar had a minor knee niggle and has already started batting at the nets. He looks set to make his Test debut in the second Test. The inclusion of Axar in India playing 11 might pave the way for Kuldeep’s return in the line-up. It was observed that Washington Sundar got a go ahead from Kuldeep in the first Test as the Indian team management was looking to strengthen its lower-order. However, Axar’s inclusion will solve that issue. is recognised as a bowling all-rounder in domestic cricket and the Indian Premier League
 
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Sundar’s back to back fifties in the previous two Test matches will strengthen his case when team management sits to select the India playing 11 for the second Test. Photo: Sportzpics for BCCI
can provide a variety in India’s spin department after the lacklustre performance of his counterparts in the first Test. But, Sundar’s back to back fifties in the previous two Test matches will strengthen his case when team management sits to select the India playing 11 for the second Test. 

India's tentative playing 11: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Washington Sundar/Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma,

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2nd Test pitch report
 
After one of the flattest decks on offer during the IND vs ENG first Test in Chennai, the task will be cut out for Tamil Nadu Cricket Association's rookie curator V Ramesh Kumar and BCCI Head of Pitches and Grounds Committee Head Taposh Chatterjee, to provide a track which doesn't make toss so crucial.
 
While currently, there is grass cover on one of the adjacent strips, which could be used for the second match, it is a given that there will be a fair share of turn.
 
It will be interesting to see whether Ramesh and Chatterjee stop watering the track during the next three days.
 
If a dry pitch is baked adequately in sunshine, there could always be a case of pitch breaking early.

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Indian cricket team. Photo: Sportzpics for BCCI

Here are squads of both the teams:

India squad for 2nd Test: (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Rahul Chahar, Shahbaz Nadeem.
 
England squad for 1st Test: Joe Root, Jofra Archer, Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone,

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First Published: Thu, February 11 2021. 13:22 IST