England are touring India for 4 Tests, 5 T20Is and 3 ODIs, the Test series is a part of World Test Championship and it gets underway from 5th of February at Chennai. In this article get all the Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI of India and England, Injury Update, and Dream11 Team.
IND vs ENG 1st Test Match Details:
The first Test between India and England will take place at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai from 5th of February. The game is scheduled to begin at 9:30 AM IST and the live-action can be seen on Star Sports while lives scores and updates can be seen on CricketAddictor website.
IND vs ENG 1st Test Match Preview:
India are coming off a historic Test Series win against Australia at the Australian soil. Grit, Determination & Courage goes synonymous with the new Indian Cricket Team and their players. A Kohli-less side won 2 of the 3 Tests against an experienced lot of Test Cricketers. Rishabh Pant and Shubman Gill were the two biggest positives from the Australian tour for Team India.
Kohli has joined the team and India is in their full strength for this Test series. England, too, is coming off a Test series win against Sri Lanka at the Lankan soil and will now look to hunt on the second Asian team in a row.
IND vs ENG 1st Test Match Weather Report:
The temperature is expected to stay hot and sunny, around 23-25°C on all the five days of the Test match, with humidity remaining between 50-60% and wind speed of 15-20 km/hr. There are no chances of rain-interruptions on any of the 5 days of the game.
IND vs ENG 1st Test Match Pitch Report:
The surface of Chennai is a dry and hard one, with no tufts of grass on it. Batting will be easy on the first 2-3 days, and then spinners will start coming into action from the 3rd day of the Test due to the cracks. Batting will be extremely tough in the 4th innings, especially against spin.
Average 1st innings score:
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 10, Lost – 10, Draw – 12
IND vs ENG 1st Test Match Injury Updates:
England batsman Zak Crawley has been ruled out of the first two Tests after suffering a wrist injury.
IND vs ENG 1st Test Match Probable XIs:
India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah
Bench: Mohammad Siraj, Mayank Agarwal, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel
England: Joe Root (c), Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Dan Lawrence, Ben Foakes, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Dom Bess
Bench: Jack Leach, James Anderson, Ollie Pope
IND vs ENG 1st Test Match Top Picks to consider for Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Virat Kohli, the batting masterclass, has been averaging 50+ at International level across all formats, and Test cricket is the second best, where he averages 53.42. Apart from this astonishing average, he has 27 tons, 23 half-centuries and 7 double centuries under his belt in this format.
Joe Root is coming off a successful Test series against Sri Lanka where he went on to smash a doubleton, he will be eager to carry on that momentum into this match as well. He can also bowl a few overs of spin on this spin-friendly track.
Stuart Broad has fantastic Test figures, he has picked 517 wickets in just 144 Test at an average of 27.56, including 3 10-wicket hauls, 18 5-wicket hauls and 23 4-wicket hauls. He will be a threat for the Indian top-order in this series.
Ben Stokes has matured over time and is a sensible and serious Test Cricketer now who has the potential to score runs, pick wickets and also pluck points from the field. He will be an important addition from a fantasy perspective in this match.
IND vs ENG 1st Test Match Captain and Vice-Captain choices:
Captain – Virat Kohli, Joe Root
Vice-Captain – Rohit Sharma, Ben Stokes
Suggested Playing XI for IND vs ENG 1st Test Match Dream11 Team:
Keeper – Jos Butler, Rishabh Pant
Batsmen – Virat Kohli (c), Joe Root, Shubman Gill, Ajinkya Rahane
All-Rounders – Ben Stokes (vc), Ravichandran Ashwin
Bowlers – Jofra Archer, Domnic Bess, Jasprit Bumrah
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for IND vs ENG 1st Test Match Dream11 Team:
Keeper – Rishabh Pant
Batsmen – Oli Pope, Joe Root (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Virat Kohli
All-Rounders – Ben Stokes, Ravichandran Ashwin
Bowlers – Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah
IND vs ENG 1st Test Match Expert Advice:
The top and the middle order batsmen from the 1st innings will be crucial considering the surface, spinners from both teams will be handy in this match. Ravichandran Ashwin is expected to play a big role with the ball, while batters like Virat Kohli and Joe Root will be the top fantasy picks from the batting section. Prepare your fantasy team with the pitch report.
IND vs ENG 1st Test Match Probable Winners:
The Indian team has the home advantage and their home record is extraordinary from the past few years as well, they will start as favorites in this match too.