|Dates: 2-6 February Venue: Visakhapatnam Time: 04:00 GMT
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England quick bowler Mark Wooden says their astonishing win within the first Take a look at in Hyderabad has “given India one thing to consider”.
The vacationers overturned a 190-run deficit to win by 28 runs, solely India’s fourth residence defeat in 47 Assessments.
“They now should provide you with a special plan,” Wooden instructed BBC Sport.
“We have solely received one sport and there are 5 within the collection. We have proved to India it is going to be a battle and we’re not going to surrender.”
England’s victory was constructed on an epic 196 from Ollie Pope, the fourth-highest second-innings rating ever made by an abroad batter in a Take a look at in India.
Set 231 to win, the hosts had been bowled out for 202 within the dying embers of the fourth day, with left-armer Tom Hartley taking 7-62, the perfect figures by an England spinner on debut for 91 years.
Solely twice earlier than have England received a Take a look at after conceding such a big first-innings lead, whereas India had by no means been crushed at residence when incomes a bonus of greater than 100 runs.
“It is one among our biggest wins,” mentioned 34-year-old Wooden. “Folks had been somewhat bit sceptical earlier than however there was all the time perception within the group.
“We knew it was going to be an enormous activity, which it was, nevertheless it’s a monumental achievement. Now we all know we are able to do it and we have now given India one thing to consider.”
The second Take a look at begins in Visakhapatnam on Friday. India haven’t misplaced two Assessments in the identical residence collection since England’s tour of 2012, the final time the hosts tasted defeat on this nation.
And Durham’s Wooden says England will count on a response from Rohit Sharma’s aspect.
“They’re a high workforce,” added Wooden. “Even coming right here earlier than the collection, everybody expects India to roll us over.
“I do not know what pitch they are going to produce. India have gotten the potential to provide any wicket right here, however now we have given them one thing to consider.
“It isn’t a foregone conclusion that we’re going to flip up right here and so they’re gonna spin us out.”
Within the first Take a look at, England fielded three frontline spinners, leaving Wooden as the one seam bowler. It was the primary time in Take a look at historical past that England had included just one specialist seamer of their workforce.
Previous to this collection, Wooden mentioned he didn’t count on to play in all 5 Assessments. Although his workload in Hyderabad was a comparatively gentle 25 overs, he mentioned he’ll “wait and see” how he feels when England practice once more on Wednesday.
James Anderson, Ollie Robinson and the uncapped Gus Atkinson are the opposite tempo bowlers within the squad.
England are ready on the health of senior spinner Jack Leach, who struggled in Hyderabad with a knee damage, however was capable of bowl 10 overs on the fourth day. Uncapped off-spinner Shoaib Bashir, who needed to return to the UK to resolve a visa delay, is now with the squad.
India will assess the health of key all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who appeared to harm his hamstring whereas being run out within the second innings of the primary Take a look at.
In the meantime, quick bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been given one demerit level by the Worldwide Cricket Council after admitting to standing in Ollie Pope’s means and shoulder-barging the England batter on day 4.
It’s Bumrah’s first offence within the 24-month interval. 4 or extra demerit factors leads to a suspension.