Watch: Team India gets into the groove for 2nd Test in Chennai

Team India worked hard in the nets before the second Test match

Team India came back from 0-1 down to beat Australia 2-1 earlier this month

Team India suffered a stunning defeat in their first Test match against England at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. However, Virat Kohli‘s men have not lost any motivation before the second Test match. The Indian players worked hard on their skills in a practice session on Thursday (February 11).

Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Virat Kohli, and other Team India players warmed themselves up for the upcoming Chennai Test match. The BCCI uploaded a video clip from Team India’s practice session on social media.

“Team India gear up for the second @Paytm #INDvENG Test at Chepauk,” BCCI captioned the clip on Twitter.

Team India started as the favorites to win the first Test against England. However, Joe Root’s double hundred gave the visitors the upper hand. The English bowlers then restricted Team India to 337 runs to ensure England had a massive first-innings lead.

Although Team India fought back with the ball in the second innings, they could not chase the mammoth 420-run target. The biggest positives for Team India were Virat Kohli’s half-century, Rishabh Pant’s 91, and Ravichandran Ashwin’s six-wicket haul.

England won the first Test by an enormous margin. But while some might be touting the English team to win the series after a fantastic showing at MA Chidambaram Stadium, many others are still considering Team India to be favorites given their recent record.

Three years ago, Australia crushed Team India by 333 runs in the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Pune. More recently, Australia bowled India out for 36 runs in the pink-ball Test of the 2020-21 Border Gavaskar Trophy.

Despite suffering morale-shattering defeats in the first Tests of the two series, Team India came back from behind to win both. Keeping all that in mind, it might be a big mistake to write Virat Kohli’s men off so early.

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