India vs England 1st Test: IND vs ENG Dream11 Team, Pitch Report, Team News
After defeating Australia in their home, team India is set to host the English side for 4 match test series which begins from 4th February that is Thursday.
The two teams have had their last test series clash back in 2018. England defeated India by a margin of 4-1. The first test between India and England will be played at MA Chidambaram Stadium.
India vs England 1st Test: Team News
The Indian cricket team started their first outdoor training session on Monday after reaching Chennai. The team completed their quarantine session and after having themselves tested, all the players tested negative for Coronavirus.
England cricket team have been cleared to leave the quarantine center after the team tested negative for coronavirus.
IND vs ENG Dream11 Team: Predicted Playing XI
Former cricketer Wasim Jaffer has put out what he thinks should be India’s playing XI in the opening Test match against England. His squad has almost all the players who were part of team against Australia. Here is the Playing XI for India as per Washim Jaffer:
Former Indian Cricketer and Current Member of Parliament, Gautam Gambhir shared his Plying XI prediction for Team for the upcoming match against England. Here is Gautam Gambhir’s Playing XI for 1st Test:
Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Siraj.
Aakash Chopra recently revealed his ideal Indian playing XI for the 1st test match to be played at MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Here is Aakash Chopra’s ideal Indian playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah
IND vs ENG Dream11 Team: Pitch Report
For the 1st test match at Chepak, five pitches have been prepared. All the pitches have a decent amount of grass on it. The team management will pick one of the five pitches for the upcoming 1st test match.
The last test match that was played at MA Chidamabaram Stadium was between India and England. It was in December 2016. The match was a very high scoring one. 1443 runs were scored in total and 27 wickets fell. India defeated England by an inning and 75 runs.
Therefore, the pitch for the upcoming match is expected to favor batsman and with no cricket being played on it for long time due to COVID and presence of grass on the surface, the pitch is expected to be a slow one.
IND vs ENG Dream11 Team Suggestion
After analyzing the performance of each player and keeping in mind the Playing XI, the best Dream11 team suggestion of this IND vs ENG 1st test match would be:
Wicket-Keeper: Rishabh Pant.
Batsmen: Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Joe Root and Dan Lawrence.
All-rounders: Ben Stokes.
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Ravi Ashwin, Jofra Archer and Jimmy Anderson.