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Fans expressing joy of getting Chennai Test tickets. All tickets (50%) of the match have been sold.
The second match of the 4-Test series between India and England will be played at Chepak Stadium in Chennai in a short time. For the first time 50% of the fans at the Indian Cricket Stadium have received entry approval. Entry will be made from all the 17 gates. Meanwhile, the temperature of all will also be checked. Apart from this, medical and isolation room has also been built in the stadium.
Recently, the crowd of fans had gathered after the opening of the ticket window. People had forgotten about social distancing. All tickets for the match have been sold.
CCTV camera surveillance on viewers
Ramasamy, secretary of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association, said that one seat will remain vacant between every two persons. CCTV cameras have also been installed to monitor social distancing. The spectators will only be able to take mobiles inside the stadium. The umpire will sanitize him after the ball goes into the stands.
Fans have no entry in the pavilion
Ramasamy said, “The stadium has a capacity of 32 thousand spectators, but we are giving entry only to 14 thousand. The reason for this is that the pavilion side will be kept empty, as the players also sit here. The pavilion side has been completely closed due to bio-bubble. Only 600 people including officers and staff will be able to be present here.
He said, ‘All fans will be given entry in the stadium only after checking the temperature. During this time, he will also be given a hand sanitizer. Everyone must wear a mask. A medical team will be present around the ground. There will be 4 ambulances. The stadium will also have a medical room and isolation room. If a suspicious case is found, it will be referred here. ‘
Anderson out of playing XI
England have already announced the names of 12 players for the match. Fast bowlers James Anderson and Dom Bess played in the first Test are excluded. He was replaced by Stuart Broad and Moin Ali. The third test match of the series is Day-Night. In such a situation, the management of the England team believes that in the day-night match, the ball will swing more and it is necessary to have Anderson there, so he was rested from the second Test match.
Jofra Archer injured, will not play second test
England fast bowler Joffra Archer will not play the second Test due to injury. He has suffered an injury to the right elbow and has also had to take injections to ease the pain.
There can be change in team india
Team India is under pressure due to defeat in the first match. Therefore, there may be some significant changes in the playing-11. Based on the indications received from India’s practice session and BCCI sources, it can be said that the team can also play in this match with three spinners. Apart from left arm spinner Akshar Patel, a wrist spinner can get a chance to support Ravichandran Ashwin. It will be seen whether the wrist-spinner is Kuldeep Yadav or Rahul Chahar.
Indian team has not lost two consecutive Tests at home in 8 years
It is a matter of relief for Team India that they have not lost in two consecutive Tests on home grounds in the last 8 years. On the other hand, the trouble is that England had the last time to beat the Indian team in two consecutive Test matches in India. In 2012, England won two consecutive Test matches played in Mumbai and Kolkata. The England team then won 2–1 in the series.
For the first time in 87 years, two tests at home on the same ground
The first Test of the series was also played at Chepak Stadium. The second one is also being played here. This is the first time in the history of 87 years, when the Indian team will play two consecutive Tests of a series at home on the same ground. The Indian team has played two matches in a Test series in a stadium abroad. This happened on the West Indies tour in 1976. Then India played two consecutive Tests in the series at Port of Spain.
England Team: Dom Sibley, Rory Burns, Dan Lawrence, Joe Root (Captain), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Ben Fox, Moeen Ali, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes and Ollie Stone.
India’s probable playing-11: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Akshar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav / Rahul Chahar, Ishant Sharma and Jaspreet Bumrah / Mohammad Siraj.