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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Rahane Comeback at Lords,2018

Rahane Returns To Save Middle order of team India @HitmeSix
The calmness stood out,One Team That was Just near to taste the historic win,on other side heart stopping win for the England captain.

If the Edgbaston Test stood out for England and India trading blow for blow until the home side landed the knock out punch, the build up for the Test at Lord's was marked by a serenity that underlined the teams' confidence in themselves to get better and put in an improved performance.

That's just on the field and during practice. Outside of it, things were very different.Ben Stoke’s Trial has engulfed the papers in England, and the volatile nature of it means some of it would have definitely rubbed off on the hosts too. Twice in two days, England's press conference began with a statement that there should be no questions on the trial.
Trevor Bayliss had already warned that replacing Stokes would essentially mean needing two or even three players to step up. And his absence means England's team combination comes into question. Can Sam Curran be trusted more with a bat? Can Chris Woakes or Moeen Ali, playing as the allrounder, do a good enough job with both bat and ball?
And it puts the spotlight on their already struggling top order. Joe Root may be raking up fifties for fun, but with Ollie Pope taking up the number four slot, there are two out of form openers and a debutant in England's top order.
If England will be praying that those two or three indeed step up in Stokes's absence, India will be fervently hoping for their own top order to hit form. Virat Kohli stood out like Sisyphus at Birmingham, while the rest of the batsmen were on a free fall. That performance from the top order will have the Indian team contemplating changes, with Cheteshwar Pujara waiting to take his chance. But their bigger headache will be whether they need to get in the second spinner.
The pitch, as Kohli stated in the press conference, was hard and the grass cover was only present to hold it together. The visitors will be tempted to add Kuldeep Yadav or Ravindra Jadeja to the XI in order to make the most of a hard, dry pitch.

But the lack of certainty about the conditions and pitch has left both teams in a bit of a quandary. England and India have both left it till the last morning to decide their final XI, and it may just come down to how the teams read the pitch and react.