ENG Tour Of India 2021, The 1st Test will be played between India & England (IND vs ENG) at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
Virat Kohli returns to lead the side after missing the last three Tests in Australia on paternity.
Even before the dust has settled on India’ sensational Test series win in Australia, the Chetan Sharma-led selection committee have announced the squad for the first two Tests of India’s next assignment – at home against England from February 5.
Virat Kohli, who missed three of the four Tests in Australia on paternity leave, comes back to take over the reigns of the side, while Ishant Sharma returns too.
While the injured trio of Hanuma Vihari, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav weren’t available, the selectors opted to leave out T Natarajan, who made an impressive debut in the just-concluded Brisbane Test having stayed on as a net bowler.
Jasprit Bumrah will lead the pace attack again, and be accompanied by Ishant, Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur in the pace department.
This match will take place at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Expecting from 1st to 3rd day the pitch may support Batsmen but as soon as the 3rd or half of the 2nd day ends the pitch will start supporting Bowlers as well.
STATS – TEST – IND vs ENG
|Matches won batting first||10|
|Matches won bowling first||10|
|Average 1st Inns scores||337|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||356|
|Average 3rd Inns scores||240|
|Average 4th Inns scores||157|
|Highest total recorded||759/7 (190.4 Ov) by IND vs ENG|
|Lowest total recorded||83/10 (38.5 Ov) by IND vs ENG|
Match: India vs England (IND vs ENG), 1st Test
Date: 5th February 2021, at 9:30 AM IST
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Probable Playing XI: IND vs ENG
India – Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant/Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma
England – Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Joe Root, Dan Lawrence, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler, Ben Foakes, Dom Bess, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, James Anderson
Squad Announced IND vs ENG – ENG Tour Of India
India – Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (Vice-captain), KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Md. Siraj, Shardul Thakur
England – Joe Root, Jofra Archer, Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes
BabaCric Expert Dream11 Team – IND vs ENG
Wicket Keeper – Jos Buttler
Batsmen – Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Ajinkya Rahane, Joe Root, Rory Burns
All Rounders – Ben Stokes, Ravichandran Ashwin
Bowlers – Kuldeep Yadav, Dominic Bess, jack Leach
C & VC Options –
Safe Options – Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes
Risky Options – Kuldeep Yadav, Subman Gill, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rory Burns