India vs England game Prediction, Playing 11, Injury Update for 1st Test Match on February 5

Series: England tour of India, 2021
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Date & Time: Feb 05-Feb 09, 09:30 AM LOCAL

India vs England 1st test :

Barely a few weeks after Indian players arrived home from Australia with chariots and rose petals. YouTube stories of the inner-sanctuary of Ravichandran Ashwin’s dressing room, arguably the biggest achievement of all, are far from home. After that tour brought to light the more poignant narratives, the cricketers found themselves ready to grind back, ready to play their first home Test since the lockdown.

India is no stranger to a packed cricket calendar, but in a time of bio-bubble, he had to leave home just a few days after returning from five months of Sojon, which pushed him to his physical and mental limits.

Ind vs Eng 1st Test Match Summary:

Even with Virat Kohli’s energy level expected to pick up immediately, it is likely to fatigue with a fast tour, after which England would expect such a change, a swing at India’s sheer instability at home In their quest to take over. After all, the hosts did not lose a home Test series after losing to England in 2012. If she is not aware of the enormity of the achievement, look at this picture: Joe Root will arrive on Friday to play his 100th Test for England. Made his debut in that series. Root has contributed a lot for his team in a lot of matches, Root is a right-handed batsman and the biggest contribution in the team will be Root for the team and it can make a very good performance for his country.


While India has fought and preserved that record, Root himself has come a long way – and has the distinction of scoring more than fifty in each of his six Tests in India. But what is even more gratifying for visitors is that the England captain has used the Sri Lankan tour last month to reverse the conversion on one of his game’s biggest buggers – the conversion rate.

Root has often been blamed for failing to consolidate a good start, which was almost evident for the last time in 2016 when he started with a century in Rajkot, but later in a series loss of 53, 78, 77 and 88 Score . Root went through 19 Tests with only two 100-plus scores from January 2019 to December 2020, but has entered Sri Lanka (186 and 228) in two matches this year.

Root’s qualification against spin bowling, which has been on display for years, will be crucial to a fairly inexperienced batting line-up, and it also marks a tough competition with Ravichandran Ashwin, who is holding Steve Smith’s home average Refreshes.

Apart from Kohli’s return, the prospect of reaching the World Test Championship final at the expense of both Australia and England should give the home side a reason to reduce any Australian hangovers. As it stands, India’s eligibility scenario includes a fairly favorable goal in the beneficial scope of domestic conditions. But what they did in Gaba after defeating a long-lasting fort can stop all bets based on .

When: India vs England, first test, 5-9 February, 9.30 AM IST
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

What to expect: Happiness for spinners. As recently as January 2020, a Ranji Trophy between Tamil Nadu and Railways ended within two days as the latter was dismissed for 76 and 90 runs. The spinners took 25 wickets out of 30 to fall in the game. The final Test at the venue in 2016 against England – India’s highest total (759/7) was declared and Ravindra Jadeja faced a seven-wicket haul in the fourth inning.

Team news:

Team India:

India last played Test cricket at home against Bangladesh in November 2019, when they fielded three fast and two spinners. But a normal Chepauk surface can yet entice him to swap around, and play three spinners, along with Jaspreet Bumrah and returning Ishant Sharma. Kuldeep Yadav, who sat on the tour of Australia as a whole, should go in, while Washington could be a toss for a third spinner between Sundar and Uncapped Axar Patel. Sundar impressed at the Gabba, but Lasith Ambuldenia’s 15 runs in the recently concluded two-Test series in Sri Lanka – including seven rounds in the second Test – led the think-tank under the direction of left-arm spinner Axar May be enabled.

Should India stick to two spinners and three fast bowlers, there could be more time for Kuldeep, one of whom will pick up one rounder to fill the void created by the absence of Ravindra Jadeja.

The Wriddhiman Saha vs Rishabh Pant debate is still not a clear winner, despite the latter’s Gabbar heroine. If three spinners play, Saha’s better glovework could be an otherwise very difficult decision in his favor.

Expected XI: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha / Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar / Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav / Mohammad Siraj, Jaspreet Bumrah

Team England:

A wrist injury three days before the series opener left Jak Crawley out of the first two Tests, causing line-up problems for viewers. England now need to find out who bats at number 3. An additional batting vacancy would allow him to pick both Ollie Pope and Daniel Lawrence, the latter to slot a shoo-in into a single drop.

Team Squad:


India Team: Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Mohammad Siraj, Jaspreet Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (W), Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel, KL Rahul, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mayank Agarwal, Wriddhiman Saha.

England Team: Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jose Butler (w), Moeen Ali, Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Daniel Lawrence, Joffra Archer, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Chris Woakes, Ben Fox , Olly Stone, Dominic Bess

Sitting out of both Tests against Sri Lanka following Coronavirus’s contract, a fit is again likely to take place in Moin Ali Dom Bais’s XI.

Potential XI: Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jose Butler (wk), Moin Ali, Joffra Archer, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad ,Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Daniel Lawrence.

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