ENG vs IND Today Match Prediction 2nd Test, Cricket Betting Tips, 12th August

James Anderson surpassed Anil Kumble in all-time test wickets tally and is now on his way to write his supremacy. Anderson was again England’s best bowler in the 1st match.
  • Match: England vs India (ENG vs IND)
  • Date- 12th August 2021
  • Match Format- 2nd Test
  • Venue- Lord’s, London
  • Time- 3:30PM (IST)
  • Weather Overcast- Mostly Sunny with some clouds,16-23℃

ENG vs IND, 2nd Test General Online Betting Odds

England – 2.30

India- 2.36

Draw- 4.90

ENG vs IND Betting Odds Comparison

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ENG vs IND Today Match Prediction, 2nd Test, 12th August 2021

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England was lucky enough to draw the 1st match. If the rain hadn’t come surely England was more likely to lose the match. England won the toss and their old top-order woes continued. Rory Burns was the first one to get out in the very first over. It was only Joe Root who was comfortable against the fierce Indian bowling lineup. They were bundled out for just 183 runs in the first innings and it was the main reason behind their whole match’s struggle 

England has added Moeen Ali in their squad for Lord’s test match and is likely to slot into playing XI as England went ahead with zero spinners in 1st match which could’ve backfired them in 4th innings. He might replace Lawrence after his continuous failure against seamers and Haseeb Hameed might be given the nod ahead of Dominic for opening the innings as he is going through a lean patch.

Pressure is on England after many legends criticized players like Jos Buttler and Johnny Bairstow for not adapting to red-ball cricket. Let’s see if England will go into the 2nd test match with a different approach or their struggle with the bat continues.

  • Joe Root has won 12 man-of-the-match awards in his Test career which is the most among active cricketers.
  • Joe Root has now scored 6 test centuries against India.
  • Johnny Bairstow has an average of just 28.25 against India.

Top Batsmen of England in 1st match

  • Joe Root- 173 runs with 109 highest 
  • Johnny Bairstow– 59 runs with 30 highest 
  • Sam Curran- 59 runs with 32* highest 

Top Bowlers of England in 1st match

  • Ollie Robinson- 5 wickets at 21.20 average 
  • James Anderson- 4 wickets at 16.50 average 
  • Stuart Broad- 1 wicket at 88.00 average 


India was unlucky to not win the first Test as rain on the final day spoiled their dreams. In the 1st Test match, India was the better side from day one. The batting was good and bowling was very impressive as well. India will now play 2nd match against England at Lord’s where they were comprehensively beaten in the 2018 tour. India is unlikely to make changes as Virat Kohli has already said the 1st match XI will be the template for the whole series.

The resurgence of Jasprit Bumrah and KL Rahul was the biggest positive for Virat. Jasprit Bumrah claimed his first five-wicket haul after almost 2 years. Kl Rahul also scored a composed 80 odd runs while opening the innings which is a huge plus as the opening spot was the biggest question for Virat before the first test. India will be a more confident side going into the 2nd test match as India was the favorite to win the match if Rain didn’t come on the final day.

  • Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling average is 22.29 against England.
  • Ravindra Jadeja has scored most fifties (5) against England and averages 33.41 against them
  • Ajinkya Rahane has the worst batting average (23.74) against England.

Top Batsmen of India in 1st match

  • KL Rahul- 110 runs with 84 highest 
  • Ravindra Jadeja- 56 runs with 56 highest 
  • Rohit Sharma- 48 runs with 36 highest 

Top Bowlers of India in 1st match

  • Jasprit Bumrah- 9 wickets at 12.22 average  
  • Shardul Thakur- 4 wickets at 19.50 average 
  • Mohammad Shami- 4 wickets at 25.00 average 

Lords Cricket Ground Venue Stats:

Match Venue      Lord’s, London 
Total matches140
Matches won batting first50
Matches won bowling first39
Average 1st Inns scores312
Average 2nd Inns scores298
Average 3rd Inns scores257
Average 4th Inns scores155
The highest total recorded729/6 (232 Ov) by AUS vs ENG
The lowest score recorded 38/10 (15.4 Ov) by IRE vs ENG

Weather Report

The weather will be sunny on almost 5 days except on the 3rd day a slow shower is expected. In the last match, rain spoiled the chances of a result but in this match, rain is unlikely to come as an interruption. Clouds are likely to come around sometimes but there are no significant chances of rain on other days except for the 3rd day.

  • Rain: 10%
  • Humidity 56%
  • Wind speed: 10-19 km/h.
  • Temperature- 16-23 Degree Celsius

Pitch Report

From the photos leaked on social media, Lord’s pitch is likely to be greener and support seamers. Lord’s has been traditionally both batting and bowling even pitch. In the last match here when Pakistan and England faced each other then spinners played a major role from the 3rd day and Moeen Ali’s inclusion hints that there would be something for spinners as well on this pitch. Captains will look to bat first after winning the toss as batting in 4th innings will be tough.

ENG vs IND 2nd Test Match, Today Match Prediction

Let’s check out the crucial playing 11 for today’s game and the Prediction for this match.

ENG Playing 11

Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, James Anderson

Wicket-keeper: Jos Butler (wk)

Batsmen: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (c), Johnny Bairstow, 

All-rounders: Samm Curran,  Moeen Ali

Bowlers: Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, James Anderson

IND Playing 11

Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah

ENGcket-keeper: Rishabh Pant (wk)

Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane

All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur

Bowlers: Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

ENG vs IND– Who will win the match, Today Match Prediction:

India  is expected to win the match against England 

KhelTalk experts feel that India will win against England in the 2nd test match. India was the more dominant side from ball one in the 1st match and England was always caught on backfoot. Apart from Joe Root, no other batsmen looked comfortable against Indian seamers which are going to be again decisive in the 2nd test match. England bowling also struggled against Indian batters, although any Indian batsmen didn’t score big runs but it was a collective effort from Indian batters. Pitch is likely to be greener again and we expect India to get better of England and win this match.

Top Batsman from India – Virat Kohli  (3.00 Odds)

Virat Kohli was dismissed for a golden duck in the first match. His dismissal might give a Déjà vu of his struggle against James Anderson in 2014. Virat Kohli is a tough competitor and he would be raring to go in the 2nd match and again silence his critics.

The 4th,5th stump line was a big problem for Virat back in the day but now he has rectified his issues. After a disastrous 2014, he came back with a bang on the 2018 tour and finished as the top scorer with 593 runs. Indian middle-order again collapsed in 1st match and hopes will be on Virat to again take the center stage. He is our pick for best batsman from India.

Top Batsman from England – Joe Root (3.00 Odds)

Joe Root again smashed a test century against India in the last match. Joe Root loves playing against India and has 6 centuries to his name. In 1st innings, he looked comfortable but was caught right in front of stumps by Shardul but in 2nd innings, he looked indifferent touch. His shots were quite elegant and classy. Root scored a joyful 109 runs with flurries of boundaries.

He was the only English batter to look comfortable against fierce Jasprit Bumrah and their battle is likely to go on throughout the series. The root is a modern-day great and has been in scintillating form and can give you good returns. He is our pick for best batsman from England.

Top Bowler from India – Jasprit Bumrah (3.25 Odds)

Jasprit Bumrah looked back to his best and struck the early blow to England in his very first over of the match. Bumrah was consistent and sharp with his line and length. No England batter had the answer against his inswinging balls.

He took 9 wickets in the match and claimed his first 5 wicket haul after almost 2 years. India decided to drop Ishant Sharma for the 1st match and responsibility was on Bumrah’s shoulder to lead the lineup and he did that perfectly well. He will be the first time playing a test match on Lord’s and would definitely want to get his name on the honors board through a match-winning performance. He is our pick for best bowler from India.

Top Bowler from England– James Anderson  (2.62 Odds)

James Anderson surpassed Anil Kumble in all-time test wickets tally and is now on his way to write his supremacy. Anderson was again England’s best bowler in the 1st match. He looked fit and very accurate with his lines. His partner in crime Stuart Broad looked a bit rusty but this legend looked in a different mode. India was going well in the 1st innings with Rohit and Rahul had built a partnership of 90 runs.

England needed a hero and Anderson again came to the rescue. After Robinson dismissed Rohit, Anderson took back-to-back wickets of Pujara and King Kohli on consecutive balls which led to England’s comeback. Anderson is now playing at his favorite cricket ground and again would look to repeat the heroics of the 2018 Lord’s test match against India. He is a mandatory pick and can give you big returns.

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Jasvinder Singh
I am Jasvinder Singh, a content specialist editor at Kheltalk, who is a sports enthusiast. I try to cover every cricket game being played on the planet. For me, sports is not limited to just writing but also playing it on the field as well.
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