|England v India, second Specsavers Test|
|Venue: Lord’s Dates: 9-13 August|
|Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.|
India captain Virat Kohli believes his team are close to beating England as they prepare for the second Test of the five-match series at Lord’s.
The visitors fell to a 31-run defeat in an enthralling first Test, despite Kohli’s first century in England.
India, the top-ranked Test side, won by 95 runs on their last appearance at Lord’s four years ago.
“It’s not like we’re getting rolled over – every Test match that we’re playing is competitive,” Kohli said.
“I feel as a team we’re just about there. We’re in the zone where we’re very positive.”
India have not won a Test series in England since 2007.
Kohli top-scored in both India innings at Edgbaston with 149 and 51, but the next biggest contribution was Shikhar Dhawan’s first-innings 26.
“Being in the right mindset is a very individual thing,” Kohli said.
“Getting to captain the country, I feel, is an honour and I definitely leave no stones unturned when it comes to that.”
India could field two spinners at Lord’s, given the recent hot weather, and Ravichandran Ashwin took 4-62 and 3-59 at Edgbaston.
Wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who initially impressed in the one-day series against England, and left-arm all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja are the most likely to be brought into the final XI.
“The pitch is going to be, I think, an all-round wicket,” Kohli added.
“When the wicket wears off, the spinners can come into play as well. It’s a tempting thought to field two spinners but we will have to take a call on that depending on the team balance.
“It’s definitely in contention.”