England vs India 1st Test BalleBaazi Fantasy Cricket League Preview

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The World No.1 Test team, India is all geared to take on England in the first test match of the five-game series tomorrow. India last won a test series in England in 2007. England, on the other hand, has a poor form in test series with just one win out of nines tests since 2017. Both the teams will hope against hope for a perfect start. Find the predictions and probable squad for India vs England 1 st test match today.


Overall: Matches – 117
England – 43
India – 25
Tied – 49

Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham

Total matches 50
Matches won batting first 16
Matches won bowling first 19
Average 1st Inns scores 308
Average 2nd Inns scores 319
Average 3rd Inns scores 243
Average 4th Inns scores 156
Highest total recorded 710/7 (188.1 Ov) by Eng vs Ind
Lowest total recorded 30/10 (12.3 Ov) by RSA vs Eng

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The hosts do not have good record in test cricket lately with no series win in the last three tours. They lost to Australia in the Ashes, leveled the series with Pakistan at home and were defeated by the Kiwis. Adil Rashid’s inclusion in the squad is a blessing for the English team as he has good record in the limited over series. Alastair Cook is also in a great form after smashing 180 runs against India A. Chris Woakes is still recovering from injury; the all-rounder’s absence will be a void. It is England’s 1000 th test match tomorrow and hence they will want to make it a special celebration. The English squad is as follows.


India won the T20 series against the hosts but failed to capitalize the same in ODI. The top order batsmen’s failure in the practice match is a major reason of concern. India is still looking for a strong opening pair. Pujara’s form is not reliable; if Dhawan- Murali Vijay partnership will open the innings, KL Rahul will bat at No.3. Else, KL Rahul is likely to open with Murali Vjay due to Dhawan’s poor form. The unavailability of Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar will be a huge setback for the Indian squad in the test series also. The Indian playing XI is as follows.

England India
Joe Root © Virat Kohli ©
Alastair Cook Shikhar Dhawan/ KL Rahul
Keaton Jennings Murali Vijay
Jonny Bairstow Cheteshwar Pujara
Jos Buttler Ajinkya Rahane
Ben Stokes Dinesh Karthik (wk)
Dawid Malan Hardik Pandya
Moeen Ali R Ashwin
Adil Rashid Kuldeep Yadav
James Anderson Ishant Sharma
Stuart Broad Umesh Yadav

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