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Jofra Archer ruled out of the second Test due to Injury

February 12, 2021

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Jofra Archer will not be a part of England's playing XI in the second Test due to an elbow injury sustained in the first match. The fast bowler was supposed to rest during the on-going series as a part of England's rotation policy.

Archer managed to scalp a couple of wickets in the first innings and remained wicketless in the second. Olly Stone might be Archer's replacement as James Anderson is also not part of the team.

Ben Foakes will replace Jos Buttler in the playing XI.

India seek revenge as spectators return for second Test

The Indian Cricket Team will try to bounce back in the second Test. The upcoming match in Chennai will be crucial, as both teams are fighting for a place in the ICC World Test Championship's Final. The second Test match at M A Chidambaram Stadium will witness fans in attendance for the first time this series.

An in-form England defeated India by 227 runs in the first Test in Chepauk and took a 1-0 lead in the ongoing four-match series. After setting a big score of 420-runs, the visitors bowled India out for 192 in 58.1 overs. England won the toss and scored 578 in their first innings whereas India managed to post only 337. In their second innings, England scored 178 and set a 420-run target for India. In response, Virat Kohli and the team could only score 178 runs. England's victory in the first match also snapped India's unbeaten run in home Test matches.

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