1. Murali Vijay
The Tamil Nadu batsman failed to perform in both the innings of the opening Test. The team relies heavily upon the right-handed batsman to get to a solid start but the right-handed batsman scored 20 and 6.
As opening has been a major concern for India, Vijay - who is hailed as the most dependable opener in the side - will have to raise his bar and help India get to a solid start.
2. KL Rahul
The Karnataka batsman might replace out of form Shikhar Dhawan in the second Test and could be asked to open the innings at Lord's with Vijay.
Rahul was asked to bat at no. 3 in the previous game but the right-handed batsman couldn't impress. The cricketer might just be asked to open innings with Vijay and Dhawan might be benched.
3. Cheteshwar Pujara
The Saurashtra batsman and Team India's regular at No. 3 was dumped by the skipper Kohli in the first match and India immediately paid the price for dropping him.
Pujara spent the last few months playing English County and was considered the most suitable batman for the series in terms of preparation and technique, yet he was dropped.
Many felt that Kohli should play Pujara in thesecond Test to give some stability in the batting order and it seems their plea might be heard.
4. Virat Kohli
The India captain was the lone bright star for the tourists in the previous game. In fact, Kohli was clearly the best batsman in the previous game from both the sides.
All eyes once again will be on the right-handed batsman from Delhi who is now ranked No. 1 in Tests. Kohli did almost everything right in his capacity to help India win the game but failed to get any contribution from the rest of the batsmen and eventually one more of his century ended up in a losing cause.
5. Ajinkya Rahane
Kohli's deputy has been going through a lean patch with the bat. Rahane hasn't slammed a fifty in the last 7 innings and these are worrying signs for the Indian Team.
Before the start of the series, many felt that Rahane's form will be crucial to India's success in England. If Rahane plays well at Lord's, where he slammed a ton last time, India's chances of winning the game would increase.
6. Dinesh Karthik
The wicket-keeper batsman didn't have a good outing in the last game. He neither looked at his best with his gloves nor did he impress with his batting.
Hence, the Tamil Nadu stumper must be eager to improve his game in the second Test and justify his spot in the team. His conversation on mic stump with fellow Tamilian Ashwin, however, were amongst the highlights of the 1st Test.
7. R Ashwin
The senior spinner's performance in the Birmingham Test was the second best thing for India. Before the start of the series, many doubted his credentials and wondered if the off-spinner is going to be as lethal he's in the sub-continent.
However, Ashwin impressed all with his variations and spin and earned the wicket of England opener Alastair Cook early in both the innings. The all-rounder couldn't do much with the bat as the team needed his batting skills as well.
8. Hardik Pandya/Kuldeep Yadav
There were mixed reactions about the performance of Hardik Pandya in the first game. The Baroda fast-bowling all-rounder didn't impress with his bowling exploits in the first innings and wasn't brought into the attack by skipper Kohli in the second innings.
He failed to perform with the bat in the first innings, however, in the second innings Pandya showed a lot of resilience and patience to keep his wicket intact. He might feature in India's playing XI if Kohli is inclined to play an extra pacer and just one spinner.
In case Kohli opts to go with an extra spinner then chinaman Kuldeep Yadav might get a chance. Kuldeep looked very disciplined in the limited-overs' series against England and if the pitch favours spinners then the UP spinner might get a chance to play his second Test match.
9. Mohammed Shami
The Bengal pacer picked up three wickets in the first innings and rattled England's middle order. However, Shami failed to get any wickets in the second innings but he continued to bowl with discipline.
Hence, the right-arm pacer will feature in the Indian squad in the second match.
10. Ishant Sharma
The Delhi speedster was the pick of the Indian bowlers in the second innings as he returned with a fifer (5/51) at Edgbaston.
Ishant too spent a lot of time playing county cricket and his experience paid off. Last time when Ishant played at Lord's, he picked up a six-for which resulted in a match-winning effort. He would be eager to repeat a similar performance.
11. Umesh Yadav
The Nagpur pacer has a knack of bowling well in the nets but fails to replicate his good show on the field.
Despite having pace and variations in his arsenal, Umesh always struggles to get the perfect line and length and eventually ends up helping the opposition batsmen.
In the absence of Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the right-arm pacer might just get another chance in the playing XI.