After a tremendous win by England against India in the first Chennai Test, they will more confident to face the hosts. A triumph of 277 runs is a huge margin and England Team has achieved it with pure dominance in all the three departments. On the other side, Men In Blue will much disappointed with their performance as after winning a historic series against Australia in their own and coming back to their home soil and losing the first match with a big margin is little frustrating.
Now the coming three matches will be a do or die situation for hosts to make themselves fit for the final berth in the ICC Test Championship. They have to win the series by 3-1 or at least by 2-1 to compete against New Zealand.
Talking about the second Chennai Test where a major hit back came to the visitors camp as their core pacer Jofra Archer has been ruled out of the Second Test match due to discomfort in the elbow.
He was experiencing a lot of pain in the first test match also where he took injection in the right elbow to continue the match and now it seems that the pain has enlarged which eventually keeps him out of the match.
The England management has also said that the injury isn’t sustained from any previous source and might be recovered as soon as possible to make him available for the third Ahmedabad Test.
“The issue is not related to any previous injury and it is hoped the treatment will allow the conditions to settle down quickly, allowing the player to return to action in time for the third test in Ahmedabad” statement released by ECB on 11th February, Thursday.
It will be concern for team as they are already in the absence service of Jos Buttler for the remaining three tests.
Right now the World Cup Defending Champions are in a lead of 1-0 out of 4 match red ball series and the second test will commence on 13th February, Chennai.