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Bell Ringers for The Lord’s Test Has Been Announced

Bell Ringers for The Lord’s Test Has Been Announced

It has become a tradition from 2007 to ring the bell located outside the Bowler’s Bar of the Lord’s pavilion to be rung before the commencement of the day’s play.

Cricket news: From India, Sachin Tendulkar and Ravi Shastri has been invited to do the honours

The second Test in the five-match Test series between India and England is scheduled to begin from August 9 in the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground.

The hosts are already beaming with confidence as they had won the first Test at Edgbaston by 31 runs and are leading the series 1-0.

Recently it has been come to news that Indian legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar has been invited to ring the five-minute bell ahead of the start of the first day’s play.

When Tendulkar was approached with the invite, he gleefully accepted it. It is also reported that India’s coach Ravi Shastri is invited to do the honours on the third day, but no official confirmation from Shastri has yet come.

The 82-year-old former English all-rounder Ted Dexter will ring the bell on the second day while the fast bowler of England’s women’s team Anya Shrubsole will ring the bell on fourth day.

Shrubsole, who has the best figures of 9.4-0-46-6 against Mitali Raj’s India at Lord’s in last year final of Women’s World Cup, is also the first woman to appear on Wisden’s Cricket Almanac.

The name of all the dignitaries was announced by Hugo Barnard, the official administrator at Lord’s. It is not yet announced who will ring the bell on the fifth day.

“India has so far contributed six bell ringers. The list of Indian players include Sunil Gavaskar, late MAK Pataudi, Dilip Vengsarkar, Rahul Dravid, Kapil Dev and Sourav Ganguly,” Adam Mathews, the Media and Communications Officer at Lord’s, was quoted as saying in Deccan Chronicle.

Kohli’s men will look to capitalise on the underwhelming record of England at Lord’s in recent times and level the series.

Rakesh Rakshit

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TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 28 3499 125
2 South Africa 32 3589 112
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 New Zealand 23 2354 102
5 England 36 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 31 2914 94
7 Pakistan 17 1463 86
8 Bangladesh 16 1202 75
9 West Indies 22 1484 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 42 5257 125
2 India 45 5492 122
3 South Africa 34 3842 113
4 New Zealand 41 4602 112
5 Australia 32 3327 104
6 Pakistan 32 3279 102
7 Bangladesh 24 2220 93
8 Sri Lanka 43 3302 77
9 West Indies 29 1989 69
10 Afghanistan 28 1758 63
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 23 2990 130
2 Australia 15 1894 126
3 India 32 3932 123
4 New Zealand 22 2542 116
5 England 17 1951 115
6 South Africa 18 2058 114
7 West Indies 18 2048 114
8 Afghanistan 22 1917 87
9 Sri Lanka 27 2287 85
10 Bangladesh 21 1570 75