Published: Thu, August 09, 2018
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Virat Kohli wants composure from his batsmen at Lord's

Virat Kohli wants composure from his batsmen at Lord's

There was a lot of talk about the inclusion of seamer Jamie Porter ahead of the first Test but Captain Root preferred Sam Curran and the player delivered a Man-of-the-Match performance.

Virat Kohli addressed the frailties of India's top order that failed to support the captain during the first Test against England at Edgbaston, which India lost by 31 runs.

Here is the video where you spot Arjun running into bowl to Kohli in the nets at the Merchant Taylor school ground, where Arjun plays his cricket in the UK. He has reached a 1,000 first class runs in just 15 matches and is the first division's stand-out batsman this season with 684 runs at 85.

This is not the first time when Arjun has bowled to the Indian team in the nets- the yound all rounder, son of the leagendary Sachin Tendulkar - has bowled to Indian batsmen in the past too.

Captain Kohli led from the front and crafted a brilliant 149 in the first innings.

All eyes have been on Virat Kohli and the Indian team management as they are expected to make some bold calls ahead of the second Test between England and India, starting August 9 at Lord's, London.

A couple of days before the second Test, there was a healthy amount of grass on the pitch at Lord's.

Talking about the bowling, in both the innings off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin scalped four and three wickets respectively.

The coach also defended Umesh Yadav, who was erratic in the first innings.

Another big decision the Indian think tank has to make is whether or not to play two spinners.

Wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who initially impressed in the one-day series against England, and left-arm all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja are the most likely to be brought into the final XI. "But in the second innings he was being himself", he said.

England squad for second Test: Cook, Jennings, Root, Pope, Bairstow, Buttler, Woakes, Moeen Ali, S Curran, Rashid, Broad, Anderson. He picked up five wickets and scored 97 runs to be decisive in the low-scoring contest at Birmingham.

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