Will Cheteshwar Pujara be benched again?
In 2014, England were 1-0 down after two Test matches.
Well, bowling coach Bharat Arun hinted the visitors may not opt for an extra batsman and called it a "conservative move".
India dropped Cheteshwar Pujara at the Edgbaston and the right-handed is all set to make a comeback in the playing XI. "Opposition players are allowed to play well and they definitely did that at Edgbaston, so it's just about combatting that as a team and making sure that when we get our opportunities to go big, someone takes the game by the scruff of the neck". The left-hander managed a total of 39 runs in Edgbaston and got out in a similar fashion in both the innings. He said that the Indian batsmen need to adjust to situation instead of being aggressive.
Two spinners or one spinner?
However, the temperature dropped on Wednesday and it is expected to remain cool over the next few days, with occasional showers as well.
Joe Root made 80 in the first innings and looked slightly more comfortable against Ashwin in comparison to his teammates.
All-rounder Chris Woakes have also been recalled to fill up the gap of Ben Stokes who will not be available for Lord's Test as it would clash with his trial in Bristol court for charges of affray.
It was also announced that 20-year-old Olliver Pope will make his Test debut and bat at number four. He will replace Dawid Malan, who was poor with both the bat and at the slips in the first Test.
Therefore, Gambhir feels that this is India's best opportunity to win a Test in England and if they don't, it will be very hard to make a comeback in the series as it will get colder and conditions will change.
'In the first innings, to create two half-chances and two clear chances was testament to how we've got good plans against him and found a way to potentially get him out.
"Apart from that, I don't think there's too much to think because when people see from outside, they think it's really bad but cricket and especially Test cricket is a marginal game and in England conditions, which is anyway tough".
But in a dry English summer that has seen pitches more receptive to slow bowling than usual, England could recall off-spinner Moeen Ali to partner leg-break bowler Adil Rashid even though England captain Joe Root bowls occasional off-breaks.