IND vs ENG: Top Fantasy Picks for the 1st Test

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It hasn’t been long since India’s historic triumph at the Gabba against Australia and it’s time for another epic Test series, this time at home. England have arrived in full squad and strength and are ready to go against a formidable opponent that has lost only 3 tests since 2011 at home. England have also been the most successful team in terms of away games and are coming from a thumping series win against Sri Lanka. This time around for the 1st 2 tests the likes of Jonny Bairstow and Sam Curran won’t be available and Jos Buttler will only be available for the 1st test match.

India on the other hand, is likely to play with 3 spinners and 2 pacers. Kuldeep Yadav might make a comeback and along with Jasprit Bumrah, it might be Ishant Sharma or Mohd Siraj who would assist in the pace attack.

IND vs ENG 1st Test Venue

The 1st India vs England test series will begin at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai and the 1st ball will be bowled at 9:30 am IST.

IND vs ENG 1st Test Squads

India Squad: Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, KL Rahul, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mayank Agarwal, Wriddhiman Saha

England Squad: Joe Root (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Daniel Lawrence, Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Chris Woakes, Ben Foakes, Olly Stone, Dominic Bess

IND vs ENG 1st Test Probable XI

India Probable XI

Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma & Jasprit Bumrah

England Probable XI

Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Ollie Pope, Chris Woakes, Dominic Bess, Jofra Archer, James Anderson & Jack Leach.

IND vs ENG Head To Head

Out of a total of 122 tests between the 2 teams, England have had the better of India 47 times whereas they have lost only 26. 49 games have been drawn but in India, it’s the home team that has prevailed 19 times out of the 60 games played here whereas England have managed to win 12 with 28 games resulting in a draw.

IND vs ENG BalleBaazi Fantasy Cricket Playing 11

Keepers: Jos Buttler
Batsmen: Virat Kohli(C), Joe Root, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma
All-Rounders: R Ashwin, Washington Sundar
Bowlers: Dom Bess, James Anderson, Jasprit Bumrah, Jofra Archer

Our Suggested Fantasy Team Looks Like This:

IND vs ENG 1st Test Gameplay

India is expected to win the toss and bat first. Complete domination from Pujara, Kohli, Sharma & Rahane is expected against the English bowlers. Archer might return a fifer but India’s score would go past 500. England will get uncomfortable against Ashwin & will lose wickets on the trot and expect Root & Stokes no one else would be able to survive for long. England will have to bat again due to the follow on and will rattle down yet again. India is expected to win this one by an innings margin.

Who do you think should be in the starting 11 for both these teams for the 1st test match in Chennai? Stay tuned for all fantasy cricket tips and tricks for the India vs England test series only on the BalleBaazi Blog.

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