South Africa thrashed England in the opening Test at Lord’s. It ultimately lost in less than three days by an inning. The England team appeared unprepared, and that is an understatement. But there is still a lot of cricket left to be played, and England still has a chance to win the series.
The game will be played under mostly overcast weather. On day 5, a few rains are anticipated. As the game goes on, the pitch favours pacers to produce more bounce. The outside is swift. Compared to subsequent innings, the first one is a little easier for runs to be scored. Teams have successfully chased the objective 32 times in 82 Tests. While there have been 15 victories for the side batting second. The average score in the first inning is 335, while it is 268 in the second. Thus, the team that wins the toss should begin by batting.
Another loss in three days at Lord’s was enough to throw England’s supporters and media into a tailspin, with the overwhelming majority demanding that Zak Crawley be benched for this contest. The England management has hinted, though, that Crawley would be supported in this match and the final Test of the series. Following winning four straight tests, England was dragged crashing back to earth after a very subpar performance at Lord’s.
Before the First Test at Lord’s, the visitors took control of the match against England from the moment they won the toss and decided to bowl first. We anticipate South Africa to remain unaltered, however there may be some disagreement over whether to field two spinners. Never underestimate South Africa, especially in this format where they are going for their fifth straight Test victory.
England is predicted to win this match.
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Predicted Playing XI
Zak Crawley, Alex Lees, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad, Jack Lees, James Anderson
Dean Elgar (c), Sarel Erwee, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Kyle Verreyne (wk), Marco Jansen, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Keshav Maharaj
Match : England vs South Africa, 2nd Test
Event : South Africa tour of England, 2022
Venue : Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
Date : 25th August – 29th August, 2022
Time: 03.30 PM IST/ 10.00 AM GMT
LotusFair Tip : England is the LotusFair prediction to win
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