India v England betting tips, prediction & odds; 2nd Test preview
Welcome to our India v England betting tips, prediction and odds analysis for the 2nd Test at Chennai starting on Saturday, February 13.
England took a shock 1-0 lead in the four-match series when they inflicted the first defeat on India at Chennai for 22 years in an epic contest.
It will be fascinating to see how the tourists go about it when the clash at the same ground, with bookmakers again rating the Indian team hot favourites to win the match.
England played superbly in the first Test, with the real difference between the teams the magnificent double century by Joe Root, who has put together an astonishing run of form against Sri Lanka and now India.
England were, of course, fortunate to win the toss and bat first on a pitch which deteriorated rapidly in the final two days. The toss will again be crucial though the pitch, a different strip from the first Test, is expected to turn from the first day this time around.
England have been forced into wholesale changes with paceman Jofra Archer ruled out of at least this Test with an elbow injury. Paceman James Anderson, who produced a brilliant spell on the final day of the first Test is also out of the team, with fellow veteran Stuart Broad coming in. Olly Stone or Chris Woakes is expected to come in for Archer.
Meanwhile, wicketkeeper Jos Buttler has headed home England, with Ben Foakes his replacement, while spinner Moeen Ali also comes in in place of Dom Bess.
India have spinner Axar Patel available again, while the big danger man for India is tipped to be Ravi Ashwin, who was so difficult to play in the first Test.
India need to pick up their batting but the admission of a crowd of 50 per cent capacity is sure to spur on the home team after no spectators were permitted at the opening Test.
India v England series schedule
February 5-9: 1st Test, M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. England 578 (Root 218, Sibley 87, Stokes 82; Jasprit Bumrah 3-84, Ravichandran Ashwin 3-146) and 178 (Joe Root 40; Ravichandran Ashwin 6-61) d India 337 (Rishabh Pant 91, Washington Sundar 85no, Cheteshwar Pujara 73; Dom Bess 4-76) and 192 (Virat Kohli 72; Jack Leach 4-76) by 227 runs. Player of the match: Joe Root.
February 13-17: 2nd Test, M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, 9.30am IST (4am GMT)
February 24-28: 3rd Test, Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad, 2.30pm IST (9am GMT)
March 04-08: 4th Test, Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad, 9.30am IST (4am GMT)
March 12: 1st T20I, Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad, 7pm IST (1.30pm GMT)
March 14: 2nd T20I, Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad, 7pm IST (1.30pm GMT)
March 16: 3rd T20I, Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad, 7pm IST (1.30pm GMT)
March 18: 4th T20I, Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad, 7pm IST (1.30pm GMT)
March 20: 5th T20I, Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad, 7pm IST (1.30pm GMT)
March 23: 1st ODI, Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, 1.30pm IST (8am GMT)
March 26: 2nd ODI, Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, 1.30pm IST (8am GMT)
March 28: 3rd ODI , Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, 1.30pm IST (8am GMT)
India second Test team (possible)
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav/Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah.
England second Test team (possible)
Joe Root (c), Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Ben Foakes (wk), Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes.
Continue reading for our free India v England tips for the 2nd Test at Chennai starting on Saturday.
India v England 2nd Test odds
Head to head odds: India $1.61, England $3.80, draw $5.75
Man of the match betting:
$7 Virat Kohli
$7.50 Ravichandran Ashwin
$8 Cheteshwar Pujara
$9 Joe Root, Shubman Gill
$11 Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Ben Stokes
Top run-scorer India 1st innings odds:
$3.25 Virat Kohli
$3.50 Cheteshwar Pujara
$5 Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill
$6 Mayank Agarwal
$7 Ajinkya Rahane, Lokesh Rahul
Top run-scorer England 1st innings odds:
$2.88 Joe Root
$4.50 Ben Stokes
$6.50 Dominic Sibley, Rory Burns, Ollie Pope, Zak Crawley
$9 Dan Lawrence
Top wicket-taker 1st innings India odds:
$2.50 Ravichandran Ashwin
$3.50 Jasprit Bumrah
$4 Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav
$4.50 Ishant Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem
$5 Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur
$6.50 Hardik Pandya
Top wicket-taker 1st innings England odds:
$3.75 Jack Leach
$4 Stuart Broad
$4.50 Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Olly Stone
$5 Ben Stokes
India v England betting tips
Our cricket tipsters have examined the odds and found several India v England tips for the second Test.
Virat Kohli man of the match at $7
Kohli is one of the world’s great batsman. For that matter so is Joe Root, but we liked what we saw in the India second innings with Kohli really starting to find his form. Root will carry a lot of his side’s hopes but we expect India to prove too strong this time with all the changes to the England team, and Kohli to lead the charge with a first-innings 100.
Moeen Ali most wickets for England 1st innings
Moeen will be desperate to do well after missing out on the first Test and should find conditions to suit this time. Jack Leach is the favourite in betting but the Indians will treat him warily after seeing what he can do. Moeen is the man to get under their guard.
India v England prediction 13/2/2021
This looms as a wonderful contest again. England have won six consecutive matches on the subcontinent but they have really had to mix it up for this match which could have an unsettling effect. The toss is all-important but either way we expect India to level the series. Our final India v England prediction? India by 150 runs/five wickets.
India v England Test Details
Britain: Sky Sports Cricket, Main Event. India: Star Sports. Live stream: Disney plus Hotstar. Australia: Fox Sports, KAYO.
International readers can check out the best cricket betting sites.
The game starts at 9.30am local time (4am UK time) on February 13, 2021.
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